John is an extremely experienced choral conductor. He is a former
organ scholar of Christ's College, Cambridge and has been Director
of Music for many years in one of England's leading independent
schools. He is now retired and works with a variety of choirs as
well as composing music.
has created a large number of descants over the years, each one
reflecting the style of the tune as well as the words. Many use
contrapuntal techniques and all contain very imaginitive harmonisations.
This website is designed to allow John to share his work with others.
hope that you will try them out. If you have any feedback about
the descants - where they were used, how the choir responded to
them etc., we would be delighted to hear from you.