Alan was a chorister at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge and graduated with an honours degree in Music followed by a post-graduate Diploma in Education. A first post as a Head of Music in Nottinghamshire was followed by his appointment in 1961 as Director of Music at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree where he spent the remaining 35 years of his teaching career.
Out of school, Alan worked with all the major conductors and his choirs were continually in demand for performances in the London concert halls, especially at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, taking part in many broadcasts, Promenade Concerts and recordings. His contribution to Music and Music Education was recognised in 1982 with the award of an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Alan particularly enjoys working with the Chipperfield Choral Society, a Hertfordshire choir of over 100 members with which he has been associated for the past 18 years and for whom he wrote ‘The Chipperfield Carols’.
Queen's Temple Publications was founded in 1995 to make available interesting and useful wind chamber music, such as Sir Malcolm Arnold's important Wind Quintet Op. 2. Since then we have expanded to include music for piano, guitar, choral music and much more. Our publications have been selected by the major examination boards worldwide.
Our composers also include James Rae, Iain Hamilton, Charles Camilleri, Paul Harris, Timothy Bowers and many others. So if you are looking for fresh and unusual new repertoire, look no further!