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Paul Carr was born in Cornwall in 1961 and has been writing music since the age of fifteen. Before concentrating on composing music, he studied voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama then worked in opera stage management.
His classical concertos, including works for clarinet, flute, oboe, piano and viola, are often in a lighter style. He has written music for films, including Janice Beard 45 WPM, Being Considered and Lady Audley's Secret, and for TV, including the children's series Girls in Love for Granada Television.
Seven Last Words from the Cross was commissioned in 2012 by Bath Minerva Choir, and the first performance was given by the choir the following year, in Bath Abbey, conducted by the composer's brother, Gavin Carr.
Paul Carr's works are published by Goodmusic Publishing, and several recordings of his music have been released on the Stone Records label.
Profile. Music Speaks for Itself - An interview with the composer Paul Carr, by Anett Fodor
Ensemble. Cogent Achievements - Peter Maxwell Davies' tenth symphony and other British music, heard by Roderic Dunnett