About William Rhys Meek

William Rhys Meek was born in Lincolnshire, UK in 1963. He studied at Leeds College of music, and after a brief spell writing themes for television he began to develop a distinctive and personal style of composing piano music.
William's music varies from highly accessible - lyrical, neoclassical, pop-or folkish - to completely impressionistic, but manages to retain its stylistic consistency. William has drawn on his expert knowledge of natural history to create musical portraits of the wildlife and landscapes where he has spent time living and working, and so this work could be seen as a continuation of the English pastoral tradition.
Influences include Satie, Ravel, Debussy and Charles Ives, as well as the other naturalist-composers Messiaen and Rautavaara; also jazz players such as John Taylor and Marcin Wasilewski, also with hints, at times, of both folk and pop.
William also composes soundtrack and theme music,and his music has been used in many programs for BBC TV. William composed the theme music for the BAFTAs in 1988.
William currently lives and works by the Lincolnshire coast with his wife and family.
Sheet music for the individual pieces are available by contacting the composer directly: williamrhysmeek@btinternet.com


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