Richard Lambert was born in Bath, UK. His earlier compositions were influenced by twentieth-century mainstream styles, with traces of jazz and popular music. His more recent music uses a freely atonal idiom or strict twelve-note techniques, combined with closely worked structures. He worked with composers Elizabeth Poston and Malcolm Williamson over many years; with Sebastian Forbes at the University of Surrey, and more recently, with Francis Pott at the University of West London. After 34 years of teaching he has since reinvented himself: his life is now a mixture of quiet composing, a busy travel schedule as a Senior Examiner for the London College of Music and working as a conductor, organist and pianist. Richard has written a highly successful GCSE music guide, published by Longman (Pearson Education). He is a member of ALCS (Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd), and PRS for Music. In 2011 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and in 2015 he was awarded an FLCM in composition.
Christmas music: have a look at ADAM LAY YBOUNDEN and HERRICK'S CAROL; for new settings of old favourites for all ages, try IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER, GOOD KING WENCESLAS or THE HOLLY AND THE IVY.
Much of my catalogue is now published, but Score Exchange has works for ensembles, solo voice, chamber music, choral music, keyboard and solo instrument. Check it out!