Patrons:
Judith Weir CBE, Master of the Queen's Music
David Matthews

Alan Hilton

Alan Hilton is mainly self-taught, since retiring from a non-musical career in 2000, notwithstanding a year of learning by correspondence from the Open College of the Arts, and some hours with a visiting tutor. He has some 100 original works (including rearrangements), mainly for small ensembles up to octet, but also including a March (more of a ramble) for brass band, an Overture for orchestra and three works for chamber orchestra, with some piano, organ and vocal/choral works. A selection from these can be found on his SoundCloud page (see below). They employ familiar tonal procedures, based on singable melodies, and were written to appeal to a wide range of listeners and/or performers. In 2008 Alan presented a concert of some of them for wind and string players from the Amadeus Orchestra plus brother and granddaughter. Other performances have been heard at LCF concerts.

Sample works

Serenade
for Horn & String Quintet

Exuberant Overture

Humoresque
for Clarinet & Piano

Saxofun Duos

Wedding Processional No. 1