Christopher Evans

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Chris initially taught himself to read music and improvise at the piano as a child, later being taught piano by Lilian Bushel, and then 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, also school management with the Open University, and gained the L.T.C.L. and Dip. Ed.

He has worked with school choirs, youth brass ensembles, schools' music festivals, school musical dramas, church choirs and has 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 many original solo pieces for the organ, solo organ arrangements of a number of orchestral pieces, and musical dramas for schools. 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

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])
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])
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 - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Meditation in G minor for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Choral Prelude On ’Amazing Grace’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Choral Prelude On a Gaelic Melody (Morning Has Broken) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Passacaglia & Trumpet Tune for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude, Air and Trumpet Tune - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude and Fugue in D for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude & Fugue On ’Dix’ (As With Gladness, Men of Old) for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Prelude, Fugue and Variation 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])
Suite No 1 for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Suite No 2 for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Suite No 3 ’Reflections’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Trio and Gavotte for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Tuba Stop Melody for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Choral Prelude On ’Once In Royal David’s City’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Choral Prelude on ’Silent Night’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Choral 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 & Allegretto On ’The Holly & the Ivy’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Choral Prelude and Variation On ’O Come, O Come Emmanuel’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Choral Prelude On ’I Saw Three Ships’ for Organ - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Choral Prelude On "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" - Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Two Variations 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)