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Paul Patterson
 

Paul Patterson
*15.06.1947

The Composer

Paul Patterson was born in Chesterfield in 1947, but grew up in Exeter. He learnt the trombone at school, and became a member of several local bands and orchestras. At seventeen he gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, having just started to compose his own music. Early, and sustained, musical influences on Patterson's work were the refined, neo-classic lines of Stravinsky and Hindemith and Bartok's motivic structures. His first two published compositions were prophetic. Humour surfaced first, in his Opus 1, his Dartington Summer School setting of Hilaire Belloc's famous Cautionary Tale, Rebecca (1966), which can be seen as a satire on many of the avant-garde aleatoric ...

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