Webber, John
of Portsmouth, England

Jesus Prayed for His Disciples
SATB a cappella
$1.25 #040020 AP-520

This anthem was commissioned by the choir of St. James Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., and written in 1982.

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A native of London, John Webber is a flexible and dedicated composer, conductor, administrator and teacher. Following nine years in the Royal Maines Band Service playing flute and piano, he studied in Britain, Germany and the U.S. receiving degrees from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Trinity College, London where he was a Fellow. He also holds a diploma in flute performance from the Konservatorium der Stadt Koeln in Germany. He founded and directed the New Music Orchestra of Washington, D.C., the Portsmouth New Music Orchestra in Britain, and the Ithaca Community Orchestra in New York. In addition, he has taught a wide range of music disciplines at various institutions including Boston Conservatory and Indiana University of Pennsylvania as well as in Bonn, Germany and Southampton, U.K.

Dr. Webber is the sole male composer in the Arsis catalog which includes his anthem, Jesus Prayed For His Disciples.

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