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Musical settings of Thomas Traherne

Malcolm Archer (b.1952)

Malcolm Archer was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Wells Cathedral in 1996. He studied organ with Ralph Downes, Gillian Weir and Nicolas Kynaston, and composition with Herbert Sumsion and Alan Ridout. He has written commissioned works for (inter alia) Southern Cathedrals Festival and Musica Deo Sacra.

How Like an Angel(from ‘Wonder’)

Published: Masters & Mistresses Association commission in memory of Stanley Milne, with first performance at Clifton College, Bristol 1998

Recorded: “Ave Maria” Lammas records LAMM 132D (Girls of Wells Cathedral directed by Malcolm Archer)