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  Founder: Len Mullenger

b Wakefield, 2 October 1929
d 1988

He studied classics and composition at Queen's College, Oxford, and in 1951 won the Mendelssohn Scholarship which took him to Rome. In 1968 he was appointed lecturer and fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and in 1970 the Reid professor of music at Edinburgh University.

1949 (20)

Symphony for strings

1950 (21)

Veris gratia, for oboe, cello and strings

1951 (22)

Primavera romana, overture

Piano Concerto No 1

1952 (23)

Concerto for violin and small orchestra

Concerto for viola, harp, timpani and strings

1953 (24)

Concerto for oboe and strings

A Christmas Caroll, for baritone, chorus, piano/organ and strings

1954 (25)

The Birds, for soli, chorus, piano and strings

Concerto for two pianos, timpani and strings

1956 (27)

Cello Concerto

1957 (28)

Passacaglia, Chorale and Fugue for orchestra

Burlesque, for orchestra

1958 (29)

The Light Invisible, sinfonia sacra

1960 (31)

Piano Concerto No 2

1961 (32)

Concerto for strings

Crucifixus pro nobis, for tenor, chorus and organ

1962 (33)

Festive Overture

Missa Sancti Thomae, for chorus and organ

1964 (35)


Mass for chorus and organ

1965 (36)

Communion Service, for chorus and organ

1967 (38)

Missa brevis, for chorus

1968 (39)

Dance Suite for orchestra

An Easter Sequence, for female voices, organ and trumpet

1969 (40)

Piano Concerto No 3, Estivo

1970 (41)

Concerto for organ, timpani and strings

Dance Suite No 2

1971 (42)

Dance Overture

Laudes animantium, for soli and chorus

The Second Service, for chorus and organ

1972 (43)

Elizabethan Lyrics, for female voices

Sarum Mass, for soli, chorus and organ

1973 (44)

Laudate pueri, for three choirs

1974 (45)

Symphony No 2, Sinfonia mistica

1975 (46)

Laudes montium, for baritone, chorus and orchestra

1976 (47)

Hymn to Matter, for baritone, chorus, strings and percussion

1978 (49)

Columba mea, for soli, strings, celeste and harpsichord

1979 (50)

Mass for treble voices and organ

1980 (51)

Fantasy on a Chorale for violin and organ

Missa de Gloria, organ solo

Columba, opera

Animal Heaven, for soprano, recorder, cello and harpsichord

Missa Cornelia, for treble voices and organ

1981 (52)

Household Pets, for piano

These are Thy Wonders, for high voice and organ

1982 (53)

Fantasy-Octet, Homage to Percy Grainger

Leighton has also written works for various chamber combinations, and for piano and organ.

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