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

for Horn & String Quintet

Exuberant Overture

for Clarinet & Piano

Saxofun Duos

Wedding Processional No. 1