Christopher Steel


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(b London, 1939; d Cheltenham, 1991). Eng. composer. Taught mus. at Cheltenham College, 1963–6, ass. dir. of mus. Bradfield College 1966–8, dir. 1966–81. Wrote several works for amateur enjoyment in addition to orch. mus. and choral pieces. Chief comps.: 7 syms. (3rd being A Shakespeare Symphony for bar., ch., orch., 1965); conc., str. qt., orch. (1966); org. conc.; Odyssey (suite for brass band, 1973); Mass in 5 movts., sop., ten., ch., orch. (1964); Gethsemane, cantata (1964); Mary Magdalene, cantata (1966); Paradise Lost, cantata, sop., ten., bass, ch., orch. (1966); Passion and Resurrection according to St Mark, sop., ten., bass, ch., orch. (1979); pf. sonatinas; cl. sonatina; Divertimento, wind quintet; pf. trio; str. qt.; 6 Pieces, org.; org. sonata; fl. trio, etc., and chamber opera Angry River (f.p. Cheltenham, 1990).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.