(1974 - )
Alexander L’Estrange (b. 1974) is a British choral composer and arranger whose music is performed and celebrated throughout the world. His compositional voice is characterised by a background as a cathedral chorister (New College, Oxford) and as a professional jazz musician. Add to that mix a First Class Honours Music degree from Oxford University, his passionate dedication to music education and his charismatic choral leadership and it’s no wonder that he has been dubbed “the ideal 21st century musician” (Howard Goodall CBE). From his large-scale choral works (Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa!, Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose, Song Cycle: vive la vélorution!, Wassail! Carols of comfort and joy) which draw together singers of all ages to the more intimate sacred anthems (recorded by the award-winning chamber choir Tenebrae on the album On Eagles' Wings ) and part-songs, to the ingenious arrangements for The King’s Singers (Great American Songbook CD) and Faber Music’s popular Choral Basics series, it is this combination which contributes to the universal appeal of L’Estrange’s music.
“If you had to create from scratch the perfect 21st century musician, Alexander L’Estrange would be your template.”
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Voting is open for the Music Teacher Awards Best Music Education Initiative. Vote for Alexander L'Estrange's community choral work Wassail! Read more
"Wassail! Carols of Comfort and Joy" is the next in line of an already well-established selection of community choral works by composer Alexander L’Estrange. Read more