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Alun Cook

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Alun Cook


Alun Cook is a British composer.

Mr. Cook grew up near Cambridge and went on to study Clarinet and Saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in London (1972). Specializing in orchestral saxophone and chamber music, he has played in everything from Punk to Puccini. His musical tastes have always been eclectic, ranging through Baroque, classical, jazz, rock and contemporary styles -- from Bach and Blood Sweat and Tears, to Berg and the Brecker Brothers.

Cook's writing reflects this broad taste, and compositions range from the minimalist style to close harmony jazz-influenced creations. He has built a reputation amongst musicians for skillful scoring with a real understanding of the capabilities of the instruments for which he writes. The majority of his output is for wind ensemble, especially clarinet, saxophone and brass.

Living in Kent, in "The Garden of England", his music is widely performed with scores sold in over 60 countries.

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