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

Cedric Peachey

Cedric began writing music in his teens and continued composing in such spare time as he could find during four decades working in commercial management and consultancy. Largely self-taught, the first public performances of his music began in 2002, since when he has had pieces performed in London, St Albans, Brighton, Portsmouth and Colchester. Works performed to date include music for voice, piano, organ, choir, orchestra, wind band, percussion ensemble, electronics and various chamber groups. In 2012, he led a team that presented four multi-media concerts across London as part of the Cultural Olympiad. In 2014, his Prelude – Red Riding Hood won the new composition award hosted by the annual Waterlooville Music Festival. In 2015, he collaborated with four other composers to present Songcircle, a concert of song settings and solo piano pieces in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The concert featured the première of his setting of On Moonlit Heath from A E Housman’s A Shropshire Lad which is included in the list of selected works below.

Sample works

Adagio Lamentoso – In Memoriam September 11th 2001
for string orchestra

Buffie’s Waltz
for alto saxophone and piano


Evening Light 
for solo piano


Fugal Fantasia 
for clarinet septet


Henry V – opening music for the play

Let My Prayer
motet for choir and organ, performed by Forum Cantata and William Whitehead

Prelude to “Red Riding Hood”
for full orchestra


Trois Griffonages
for string quartet
Berceuse played by 4th Dimension String Quartet