Christopher Evans

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Chris initially taught himself to read music and improvise at the piano as a child, then, in the 1960s, was taught piano by Lilian Bushel, and organ by William Talbot, former Darlaston borough organist and methodist church organist. Although composing music was his passion, he decided to train to become a maths teacher at Dudley College of Education. However, while at college, he became involved in music activities, including accompanying soloists and playing piano in the college jazz band. Then, early in his teaching career he became involved in a whole range of youth music activities and was encouraged to make music his specialism. So he decided to study music, part time, at Wolverhampton University under Margaret Oakley and gained the L.T.C.L. He also studied with the Open University and gained the Dip. Ed.

He has done much to promote the teaching of music in schools, both in the classroom and working with school choirs, youth brass ensembles, music festivals and musical dramas. He has also worked with church choirs and performed many organ recitals, mainly at St. John's Methodist Church, Wolverhampton, where he has now been organist and choir leader for over forty five years.

After eventually becoming a head teacher he has now retired, enabling him to devote more time to composing and arranging music. His many compositions include original pieces and arrangements for solo organ and piano, musical dramas for schools and pieces for youth brass bands. He has also composed a number of Christmas choral settings of words by the Wolverhampton poet, Sheila Barnfather, which have been performed by choirs both locally and further afield.

Score catalogue

Passacaglia (from 'Passacaglia & Trumpet Tune for Organ') - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Trumpet Tune (from 'Passacaglia & Trumpet Tune for Organ') - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Passacaglia & Trumpet Tune for Organ (Complete) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude from Prelude, Air and Trumpet Tune - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Air from Prelude, Air & Trumpet Tune - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Trumpet Tune from Prelude, Air & Trumpet Tune - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude, Air and Trumpet Tune (Complete) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude from 'Prelude, Fugue and Variation' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Fugue from 'Prelude, Fugue & Variation' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Variation from 'Prelude, Fugue & Variation' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude, Fugue and Variation (Complete) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude from 'Prelude and Fugue in D' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Fugue from 'Prelude & Fugue in D - Solo instrument (Manual [solo organ manuals])
Prelude and Fugue in D (Complete) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude from 'Prelude and Trumpet Tune' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Trumpet Tune from 'Prelude & Trumpet Tune' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude and Trumpet Tune (Complete) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude from Suite No 1 for Organ (1st movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Allegretto from Suite No 1 (2nd movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Adagio Cantabile from Suite No 1 (3rd movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Toccata from Suite No 1 for Organ (4th movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Suite No 1(Complete) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
March from Suite No 2 for Organ (1st movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Dance from Suite No 2 for Organ (2nd movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Air from Suite No 2 for Organ (3rd movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Toccata from Suite No 2 for Orghan - Solo instrument (Pedal [solo organ pedals])
Suite No 2 (Complete) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Adagio Expressivo from Suite No 3 for Organ 'Reflections' (1st movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Allegretto from Suite No 3 (2nd movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Andante Expressivo from Suite No 3 (3rd movement) - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Suite No 3 ’Reflections’ (Complete) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Trio from 'Trio and Gavotte' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Gavotte from 'Trio & Gavotte' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Trio and Gavotte (Complete) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Air from 'Rinaldo' arranged for organ solo - Solo instrument (No instrument.(hidden))
March from 'Aida' arranged for organ solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
March from the Gypsy Baron arranged for Organ Solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals])
March From ’Scipio’ arranged for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Marche Militaire F. Schubert Arranged for Organ Solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Meditation from ’Thais’ Arranged for Organ Solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Minuet From ’Berenice’ arranged for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
New Rag arranged for organ solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
On Wings of Song arranged for organ solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Radetsky March arranged for Organ Solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Rakoczy March arranged for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Salut D’amour Arranged for Organ Solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Sheep May Safely Graze Arranged for Organ Solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Trumpet Tune and Air by Purcell arranged for modern organ with pedals - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
The Swan Arranged for Organ Solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
War March Of the Priests, arranged for Organ Solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Wedding March from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Adagio in F for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Andante Cantabile for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Air and Variations on ’Amazing Grace’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Air and Variations on ’Brother James’ Air’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
March No 1 for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
March No 2 for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
March No 3 For Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Meditation in G minor for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude On ’Amazing Grace’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude On a Gaelic Melody (Morning Has Broken) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude on 'Crimond' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude On a Scottish Melody - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude On the Scottish Melody'Waly, Waly' - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Tuba Stop Melody for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude On 'Away In A Manger' for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude On ’Once In Royal David’s City’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude on ’Silent Night’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude on 'Sing Lullaby' for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
O Holy Night arranged for organ solo - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude On ’I Saw Three Ships’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude On "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude On A French Traditional Christmas Melody - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Amble In Town for piano solo - Solo instrument (Piano)
Andante Expressivo in G for Piano - Solo instrument (Piano)
Fugue in C for Piano or Keyboard - Solo instrument (Piano)
Meadow Walk for Piano - Solo instrument (Piano)
’Strolling’ for Piano - Solo instrument (Piano)