Peter Tranchell


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(b Cuddalore, India, 1922; d Southampton, 1993). Eng. composer. Music lect. Cambridge Univ. from 1950; dir. of mus. Gonville and Caius Coll. from 1960. Comp. opera The Mayor of Casterbridge (1951); mus. comedy Zuleika (1954); ballets Fate's Revenge (Ballet Rambert 1951) and Images of Love (CG 1964); several ‘concert entertainments’, incl. The Mating Season (based on P. G. Wodehouse, 1962, rev. 1969); anthems, etc.

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