Tim Cain (b. 1955), a British composer, writes music for a wide variety of occasions, performers and ability levels, amateur and professional.
As a school music teacher, he wrote musicals for individual schools and youth choirs, including The beast with a thousand teeth, which involved several hundred children from schools in and around Southampton. He wrote songs and incidental music for a production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and music for amateur dramatic groups in Bristol. A singer himself, he writes music for Masses, Weddings, and motets and anthems for church choirs. His Song for Winchester gained first prize in that city’s Arts Festival and his competition-winning piece, Rock, Paper, Scissors, written when he was teaching at Kingston University, was performed at the China Conservatoire in Beijing and in St. Johns, Smith Square, London.
In 2020 he was Joint Winner in the Tapiola Choir’s Choral Composition Competition, and his piece Change is coming was performed at the Tapiola Choir’s Summer Summit in Helsinki, Finland. More recently he was the joint winner of the Bach Choir’s Sir David Willcocks Carol Competition, 2022 and was a finalist in the 2023 Charles Wood Composer’s Competition in Northern Ireland. His choral music has been performed by Bach Choir, London; Tapiola Choir, Finland; and National Youth Girls Choir, UK among others. It is said to have a ready appeal and a lyrical style and has an immediate impact on audiences.
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