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Dr Timothy Taylor


Tim Taylor Position: Senior Tutor Email:
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 74375
Fax: +44(0)29 208 74379
Extension: 74375
Location: Main Music Building, Corbett Road, Room 2.02

Following composition study with David Wynne and Alun Hoddinott, Timothy Taylor was appointed to the University staff in 1978. In the same year his Clarinet Sonata was a prizewinner at the Stroud Festival Composition Competition. His selection by the Arts Council of Wales in 1982 as one of six ‘Young Welsh Composers’ was followed by several commissions, including Kammermusik for Chamber Ensemble premiered at the Llandaff Festival by the Gemini Ensemble and subsequently performed in London and recorded by the BBC. Several works were commissioned for the 1983-4 Centenary Celebrations for Cardiff University including the anthem I Will Magnify Thee and the orchestration of the College Song. In the 1990s he established the University’s electro-acoustic studios and this led to an interest in computer-generated sounds culminating in a large-scale son-et-lumière piece The Dream of John of Crewkerne (2000) to celebrate the millennium.

Timothy Taylor was the conductor of the University Choir & Symphony Orchestra 1987-2008 and in 2004 was appointed conductor of the Cardiff Bach Choir.

Since 2008 Dr Taylor has been Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Music.


Selected Compositions

Fanfare for a City: Cardiff 2005 for antiphonal brass (2’); **University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer, Cardiff City Hall, 15 December 2005

Sing Aloud for choir & organ (5’) (2005); **Cardiff Bach Choir, Llandaff Cathedral, 4 July 2005

Three French Carols for choir & piano (15’) (2004); **Cardiff Bach Choir, Cardiff, 4 December 2004

The Dream of John of Crewkerne, son-et-lumière for live and recorded electro-acoustics (120') (1999); **St Bartholomew’s Church, Crewkerne, 7 September 2000

Battlebone of Sherston, musical entertainment for children (50’) (1993); **Sherston, Wiltshire, 13 July 1993

Scrooge and Marley, musical entertainment for children (30’) (1990); **Calne, 19 December 1990

Like as the Hart for unaccompanied choir (5’) (1990); **Circle Singers, Calne Festival, Bishops Canning, 14 June 1990

Serenata for flute and harp (20’) (ACW commission, 1989); **Jonathan Snowden & Caryl Thomas , Cardiff Festival, Welsh Folk Museum St Fagans, 18 November 1989

Festive Fanfare for brass (3’) (ACW commission, 1988); **South Glamorgan Brass Ensemble, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 19 November 1988

Pershore Fancies for wind band (15’) (1987); **Worcester Concert Band, Bromsgrove, 10 May 1987

Ex Maria Virgine for choir & organ (20’) (ACW commission, 1986); **University Chamber Choir, Cardiff Festival, 29 November 1986

Piano Sonata no.2 (20’) (ACW commission, 1984); **Martin Jones, Cardiff Festival, 8 December 1984

Horn Trio (15’) (ACW commission, 1983); **Ivor James, University Ensemble, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 14 February 1984

I Will Magnify Thee for choir & organ (5’) (1983); **University Chamber Choir, Llandaff Cathedral, 21 October 1983

Kammermusik for chamber ensemble (15’) (ACW commission, 1983); **Gemini Ensemble, Llandaff Festival, St David’s Hall, 7 June 1983

Scherzi: Introit for Orchestra (15’) (ACW commission, 1982); **University SO, Cardiff, 8 December 1982

Piano Sonata no.1 (15’) (commissioned by ACGB's Dio Fund, 1980); **Martin Jones, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 19 October 1982