Dick Blackford was born in Bristol in 1936. After studying music at Manchester University, he taught for 36 years before retiring in 1995 from York Sixth Form College.
He now devotes his time to composition, receiving many commissions for his music. Dick is a prolific composer and has been so since before his teaching days. His works spread across all forms of music including choral, orchestral and instrumental music.
He has always responded to the English pastoral tradition and this influence is evident in much of his music.
From the Composer's website