John Pitts (composer)

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John Pitts (sometimes credited as John Michael Pitts) is a British composer, born in Surrey in 1976.

Pitts studied Music at Bristol and Manchester Universities, and specializes in music for piano solo or multiple hands.[1] He was winner of the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Composition Prize 2003, and twice SPNM-shortlisted.[2] Composer of the album of piano music "Intensely Pleasant Music: 7 Airs & Fantasias and other piano music".[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] His setting of O Little Town of Bethlehem features on The Naxos Book of Carols sung by Tonus Peregrinus,[12] and his hymn Thy Way, Not Mine is included in Hymns and Songs of the Church,[13] another Naxos recording of Tonus Peregrinus.[14] Composer of "Are You Going?" for piano six hands, Pitts curated two Severnside Composers Alliance concerts of music for piano triet by living composers.[15] He is the younger brother of the British composer Antony Pitts.

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  1. ^ John Pitts: Changes+; Toccata; 7 Airs & Fantasias for solo piano | Musical Opinion[permanent dead link]. Find Articles. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  2. ^ "intensely pleasant music by John Pitts"[self-published source?]
  3. ^ http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/c.asp?c=C4110
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  5. ^ Album: Steven Kings, Intensely Pleasant Music: 7 Airs & Fantasias by John Pitts (TP/IPM) – Reviews, Classical. The Independent (17 April 2009). Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  6. ^ Pitts Kings CDTPIPM08 [JW]: Classical Music Reviews – May 2009 MusicWeb-International. Musicweb-international.com. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  7. ^ PITTS Airs CDTPIPM08 [JF]: Classical CD Reviews – April 2009 MusicWeb-International. Musicweb-international.com (21 August 2008). Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  8. ^ Intensely Pleasant Music: 7 Airs & Fantasias and Other Piano Music By John Pitts: Steven Kings: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads. Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  9. ^ John Pitts, Steven Kings – 7 Airs & Fantasias And Other Piano Music | CROSS RHYTHMS REVIEW. Crossrhythms.co.uk (25 June 2009). Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  10. ^ Intensely pleasant music. Opusmusica.com. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  11. ^ Classical Music :: The Classical Source :: John Pitts: Seven Airs & Fantasias :: Classical Music. The Classical Source (21 August 2008). Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  12. ^ www.naxoscarols.com. www.naxoscarols.com. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  13. ^ Gibbons: Hymns and Songs of the Church / Tonus Peregrinus. HBDirect. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  14. ^ Hymns and Songs of the Church Archived 7 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. Shop.thewelcomestranger.org. Retrieved on 20 October 2011.
  15. ^ http://seenandheard-international.com/2012/04/piano-music-for-six-hands-the-shape-of-the-future