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"...listening to a piece of music or a composer for the first time can be hard work. Not so here! In this double CD, Paul Derrett champions the organ music of Richard Francis and, trust me, this is a worthy cause... from the earliest pieces, he demonstrates a sure-footedness in writing for the organ and a stylistic confidence...I would gladly play or listen to any of the pieces."
David Saint Organists Review 2008 (review of "Mystical Vision")

Composer Richard Francis
former Director of Music at St Laurence's Parish Church, Ludlow

This is the website of Richard Francis, composer of orchestral, chamber, choral and organ music. Winner of the 2001 Gregynog International Composition Award, Richard Francis studied with William Mathias. He writes compositions in a wide range of genres. On the compositions pages you will be able to hear a large number of sound samples from his pieces.

For any enquiries about music at St Laurence's Church please consult the church website or contact the Director of Music - Shaun Ward MA B.Mus at

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