19 High St., Topsham
Educated at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital and Bristol University (BA hons French) but with no formal music education until he took up his first teaching post in London. where he studied at Morley College with Anthony Milner, Iain Hamilton and John Gardner. During some thirty years in secondary schools (grammar, Comprehensive and independent) his composing was entirely based on his work - choral arrangements, choral compositions and musical plays- two of the latter 'A young man's fancy' and 'All Aboard' published by Chester. Since retiring , he has ventured into the wider world of instrumental and orchestral pieces but only in the context of local amateur performance. ( He firmly believes there is no point in writing anything unless you're pretty sure someone is going to play it at least once.) These include Ode to Music (Kathleen Raine)for soprano, baritone, chorus and chamber orchestra Little Suite for small orchestra ( wind, horns, str.) and, in process Four West Country Dances (full orch.)
The SCA online database currently lists no scores by Geoffrey Brace.
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