Paul Gibson

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Born: b. 1952
Nationality: American
Education/Training:
degrees in composition from Mount St. Maryís College, Los Angeles, and California State University, Northridge; studied with Matt Doran, Frank Campo, Aurelio de la Vega, Ian Krouse and John Harbison
Best Known For:
His sacred and secular choral music
Notable Compositions:
Veni Sancte Spiritus; It Fell Upon the High Midnight; Salve Regina; Te Deum, commissioned and performed by Loyola Marymount University for the Golden Jubilee of their choral program; published by Alliance, ECS, Fatrock Ink, G.I.A., Morningstar, OCP, and Trinitas
Assignments:
arranged hymns for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Los Angeles in 1987; participated in Composers Symposium of the 1996 Oregon Bach Festival, where three of his works were performed; commissioned by the Los Angeles Childrenís Chorus to compose Suite: Alice Through a Looking-Glass; his works have been performed by Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Debussy Trio, Los Angeles Chamber Singers, the Kansas City Chorale and the Phoenix Chorale
Curious Facts:
Became passionate about choral music after hearing Benedictine monks in a French monastery; was a tenor in LAMC for more than 20 years
Notable Recordings:
G.I.A. released A Mass of Life, a critically acclaimed CD collection of his sacred music in 1993
Bio:
Paul Gibson (b. 1952 in Sacramento, CA) received degrees in composition from Mount St. Maryís College, Los Angeles, and California State University, Northridge. He has studied with Matt Doran, Frank Campo, Aurelio de la Vega, Ian Krouse, and John Harbison. In 1987, he was commissioned to arrange hymns for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Los Angeles. In 1993, G.I.A. released A Mass of Life, a critically acclaimed CD collection of his sacred music. Gibson took part in the Composers Symposium of the 1996 Oregon Bach Festival, where three of his works were performed. For its 15th anniversary in 2001, the Los Angeles Childrenís Chorus commissioned him to compose Suite: Alice Through a Looking-Glass. Commissioned by Loyola Marymount University for the Golden Jubilee of the choral program founded by the late Paul Salamunovich, Gibsonís Te Deum for chorus and orchestra was premiered at LMU in May 2015.
 
Gibson received the Owen Award from Oregon Catholic Press for outstanding achievement in the field of liturgical music, and CREATOR magazine named his Veni Sancte Spiritus as one of the ten best sacred works of 2001. It Fell Upon the High Midnight was a winner of the annual Christmas Carol Competition sponsored by the American Composers Forum and VocalEssence, Philip Brunelle, conductor. His chant-based setting of Salve Regina has been chosen for several all-states.
 
Gibsonís music has been broadcast on hundreds of radio stations and received performances by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Debussy Trio, and three Grammy-winning choruses: Los Angeles Chamber Singers, the Kansas City Chorale, and the Phoenix Chorale, among many others. He is published by Alliance, ECS, Fatrock Ink, G.I.A., Morningstar, OCP, and Trinitas. More information at PaulGibsonMusic.com.
 
Gibson lives with his wife and animal companions in Downey, California.
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