Shephard, Richard

Composer

b 1949. A boy chorister at Gloucester Cathedral who then studied at Corpus Christi Coll Cambridge. He held various teaching posts in Salisbury while also singing in the cathedral choir there. He was appointed Head of the Minster Sch in York, becoming Chamberlain of the Minster and for a time its Director of Development. He is a visiting Fellow of the University’s Music Dept, and a visiting Prof at the Univ of the South in Sewanee, Texas, USA. He has served on the Archbishops’ Commission on Church Music and a similar group reporting on cathedral music. As well as many arrangements, his own compositions include liturgical items, seasonal canticles, and hymn tunes. 4 standard tunes feature in Common Praise (2000), and one lighter song-style piece. His tune LET GOD BE PRAISED is named from the opening words of Brian Morris’s text published in New Songs of Praise 6 (1991). No.866.

Tunes and arrangements by Shephard, Richard

Tune Name
Godolphin