Graham Whettam - Composer 1927 - 2007

"Graham Whettam is that now rare kind of composer, a natural symphonist; his ideas fall readily into patterns of conflict and resolution"

The Sunday Times



   
 

7th September 1927 - 17th August 2007

   
  This website is currently in the process of being updated to provide a more fitting tribute to Graham Whettam and a clearer expression of his legacy.
   
  Graham Whettam was described by Musicweb as "one of Britain's elder statesmen of music". A natural symphonist, he leaves behind a considerable musical legacy, most of which is now published by Edition Peters.
   
 

Click here for a list of Graham Whettam's works on the Edition Peters website.

   
Compositions include 5 Symphonies, 5 Concertos, 4 String Quartets

Meriden Music, founded by Graham Whettam, publishes over 75 of his own works

Music for symphony & chamber orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and singers. Liturgical and secular choral music

Over 60 compositions performed and broadcast internationally

Sheet Music - extensive catalogue covering a wide range of instruments including orchestra, strings, wind, percussion, organ and choir

School Music including recorders, brass, percussion. & an entertainment for classroom or stage. "You will not find a more skilfully crafted score for the Young Ensemble." Percussive Notes (USA) on the Kitchen

Hire Library of conductors' scores and parts for all orchestral works

Recordings by orchestras and instrumentalists from Europe & America Records

Sinfonia Intrepida BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras. Redcliffe Recordings (RR 016)

"The huge scale, broad concept, the large themes and the blazing intensity of the finale set Whettam apart from his fellow British composers and place him in line with the Shostakovich of the Leningrad symphony" Records International Catalogue

 

 


















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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