Colin Hand (b.1929 in N. Lincolnshire) After a proposed career in biochemistry he turned to music, studied organ with Dr Melville Cook and a MusB at Trinity College, Dublin. He has composed steadily throughout his career and spent fifteen years as a lecturer in further education and another fifteen years (part-time) as an examiner for Trinity College of Music, London. His works comprise choral, orchestral and chamber music, with several pieces for teaching purposes and he performs regularly both at home and abroad. In the late seventies he spent time in research on Taverner and Renaissance music for a PhD. Colin sadly passed away in 2015.