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Peter Aston

Peter Aston has combined a career in music education with work as a composer, conductor and musicologist. He has held senior academic posts at the University of York and the University of East Anglia (where he was Head of Music for 24 years and is now Professor Emeritus). He appears as guest conductor with choirs and orchestras at leading European festivals, and is frequently invited to conduct his own music at venues on both sides of the Atlantic.

Dr. Aston has published editions of music by various composers of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. He has made a special study of Italianate church music in 17th-century England, and has written extensively on that period.

 

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Extended Works

 
A Child Is Born To Save Us
 

 A Child Is Born To Save Us 
Voicing: CHORAL SCORE  Released: January 2007 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Respected English scholar Peter Aston has created the definitive edition for the Christmas Cantata (BWV 142) long attributed to J.S. Bach. Returning to the original source manuscripts, Dr. Aston has not only provided a new English translation better fitting the original, but detailed notes that will appeal to any musician. It is a delightful piece of music that brightens any Christmas program, regardless of its true authorship.
 

  P3013 - CHORAL SCORE  [buy now]
$5.95
  P9044 - FULL SCORE  [buy now]
$35.00
  P9045 - INST. PARTS  [buy now]
$75.00
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 Author Of Life 
Composer: Peter Aston 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 1990 
  

  PBR1076 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.95

 
Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life
 

 Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life 
Composer: Peter Aston  Author/Lyricist: George Herbert 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Communion/Lent  Released: March 1995 
  

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  P1055 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.95

 
Die Nachtigall - The Nightingale
 

 Die Nachtigall - The Nightingale 
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn  Arranger: Peter Aston, Editor  Author/Lyricist: J.W. von Goethe 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2006  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   One of three partsongs, the full published set of Mendelssohn pieces include P1269 NEUJAHRSLIED (Song for the New Year), P1273 DIE NACHTIGALL (The Nightingale) and P1274 DIE WALDVOGELEIN (The Woodland Songsters). Written for his friends, these songs were meant to be sung while resting. They have lost none of the charm which so beguiled Mendelssohn's contemporaries.
 

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  P1273 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Die Waldvogelein - The Woodland Singers
 

 Die Waldvogelein - The Woodland Singers 
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn  Arranger: Peter Aston, Editor  Author/Lyricist: H. Schutz 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2006  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   One of three partsongs, the full published set of Mendelssohn pieces include P1269 NEUJAHRSLIED (Song for the New Year), P1273 DIE NACHTIGALL (The Nightingale) and P1274 DIE WALDVOGELEIN (The Woodland Songsters). Written for his friends, these songs were meant to be sung while resting. They have lost none of the charm which so beguiled Mendelssohn's contemporaries.
 

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  P1274 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 

 

 Ecce, Dilectus Meus 
Composer: George Jeffreys  Arranger: Peter Aston, editor 

Voicing: TTB/SSB 
Season: General  Released: January 2001 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Noted scholar and musical historian, Dr. Peter Aston, from the University of East Anglia in England, has launched a new choral series of academically edited classics. The series begins with two works of George Jeffreys (d. 1685). Voiced f
 

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  P1174 - TTB/SSB  [buy now]
$1.85

 
Es Gingen Zweene Menschen Hinauf
 

 Es Gingen Zweene Menschen Hinauf 
Composer: Heinrich Schütz  Arranger: Peter Aston 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Heinrich Schütz is one of the greats, and revered scholar, Peter Aston, provides the information to do his music right. Providing the text in both the original German and English, Dr. Aston also includes in-depth historical notes from the original source. The music is exquisite and worthy of study and performance in high school and college, but still germane to the church choir as well.
 

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  P1430 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Eternal Grace
 

 Eternal Grace 
Composer: Peter Aston  Author/Lyricist: Horatius Bonar 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Communion/Lent  Released: October 1994 
  

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  P1054 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 

 

 Hei Mihi, Domine 
Composer: George Jeffreys  Arranger: Peter Aston, editor 

Voicing: TTB/SSB 
Season: General  Released: January 2001 
Sample Sound File Listen
   Noted scholar and musical historian, Dr. Peter Aston, from the University of East Anglia in England, has launched a new choral series of academically edited classics. The series begins with two works of George Jeffreys (d. 1685). Voiced f
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1175 - TTB/SSB  [buy now]
$1.85

 
Hide Not Thou Thy Face
 

 Hide Not Thou Thy Face 
Composer: Richard Farrant  Arranger: Peter Aston, editor 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2003 
Sample Sound File Listen
   The Peter Aston Editorial Library includes detailed performance notes and recognizes English Renaissance works that have largely been missed in the U.S. This Farrant composition displays some of the best Elizabethan writing, and is a joy to sing. Excellent for church, concert or study.
 

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  P1222 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake
 

 Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake 
Composer: Richard Farrant  Arranger: Peter Aston, editor 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2002 
Sample Sound File Listen
   English Renaissance composer Richard Farrant (d. 1580) is not well-known in the US, which is exactly why Dr. Peter Aston selected a study of his music for his Editorial series. True to academic form, several pages of notes, sources, procedures and commentary are provided to insure the performer an authentic enactment. While the treatment of the text is certainly lovely, it is the closing ''amens'' that provide the musical reward.
 

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  P1210 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Neujahrslied - Song For The New Year
 

 Neujahrslied - Song For The New Year 
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn  Arranger: Peter Aston, Editor  Author/Lyricist: J.P. Hebel 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: general  Released: January 2006  Difficulty: medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   One of three partsongs, the full published set of Mendelssohn pieces include P1269 NEUJAHRSLIED (Song for the New Year), P1273 DIE NACHTIGALL (The Nightingale) and P1274 DIE WALDVOGELEIN (The Woodland Songsters). Written for his friends, these songs were meant to be sung while resting. They have lost none of the charm which so beguiled Mendelssohn's contemporaries.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1269 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Psalm 150
 

 Psalm 150 
Composer: Peter Aston 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: April 1995 
  

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  P1057 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.60

 
The King Of Love
 

 The King Of Love 
Composer: Peter Aston  Author/Lyricist: H.W. Baker 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 1992 
  

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  P1026 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
They Shall Receive A Glorious Kingdom
 

 They Shall Receive A Glorious Kingdom 
Composer: G.F. Handel  Arranger: Peter Aston, editor 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2004 
Sample Sound File Listen
   The Peter Aston Editorial Library prides itself in introducing otherwise unknown English works. From Handel's ''Israel in Egypt'' comes this too often overlooked classic. Dr. Aston's academic excellence is part of this series, with extensive notes and clarifications to consider.
 

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  P1243 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.25

 
Weib, Was Weinest Du?
 

 Weib, Was Weinest Du? 
Composer: Heinrich Schutz 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2012  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Heinrich Schütz is one of the greats, and revered scholar Peter Aston provides the information to do his music right. Providing the text in both the original German and English, Dr. Aston also includes in-depth historical notes from the original source. The music is exquisite and worthy of study and performance in high school and college, but still germane to the church choir as well.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1429 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35
Instrumental Parts [top]

 

 

 A Child Is Born To Save Us 
Voicing: FULL SCORE  Released: January 2007 
   Respected English scholar Peter Aston has created the definitive edition for the Christmas Cantata (BWV 142) long attributed to J.S. Bach. Returning to the original source manuscripts, Dr. Aston has not only provided a new English translation better fitting the original, but detailed notes that will appeal to any musician. It is a delightful piece of music that brightens any Christmas program, regardless of its true authorship.
 

  P9044 - FULL SCORE  [buy now]
$35.00

 

 

 A Child Is Born To Save Us 
Voicing: INST. PARTS  Released: January 2007 
   Respected English scholar Peter Aston has created the definitive edition for the Christmas Cantata (BWV 142) long attributed to J.S. Bach. Returning to the original source manuscripts, Dr. Aston has not only provided a new English translation better fitting the original, but detailed notes that will appeal to any musician. It is a delightful piece of music that brightens any Christmas program, regardless of its true authorship.
 

  P9045 - INST. PARTS  [buy now]
$75.00

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