Gregory Hamilton, Composer

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Originally from Michigan, Dr. Gregory Hamilton enjoys a wide variety of musical interests as a composer, recitalist on the organ, piano and harpsichord, and as a conductor, and continuo player on keyboard and theorbo. His music (over 100 works in print) is published by a wide variety of publishers, and has been in performed in churches, concert halls and festivals, schools and airports throughout the U.S. and abroad. His Breath of the Spirit (a concert-length work for flute and organ, with narrator, written with Poet Kenneth Gaertner) has been performed over twenty times in the U.S and abroad, and has been featured in the Paris Festival Toussant at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, and the Church of St. Augustine. The work will be featured in festivals in Spain and Portugal in 2005, and Brussles, Belgium and Vienna in 2006, and in Spain in 2009. Gregory was commissioned to compose The Churches' One Foundation for full orchestra and festival choir for the dedication of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, conducting the premiere in national broadcast. Other recent works premiered include Concerto For Cello and Orchestra (Diane Winder and the Ypsilanti Symphony 2006), Five Psalm Pictures (2008), (Second set, 2012) Rosary (St. Johannes church, Amsterdam) and Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Schubert for string trio and flute (2007), Gregory has also been commissioned to write for the theatre, composing incidental scores to Murder in the Cathedral (Ave Maria University) and others. Gregory is an authority on the works of Dom Paul Benoit, (1895-1976) the French composer-organist, and has performed many of his works in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Hamilton hold degrees from the Royal College of Music (London), the University of Michigan, and is currently on faculty at Holy Trinity Seminary (University of Dallas).