Biography of Caldwell John:
Professor John Caldwell studied Music at Oxford and taught at Bristol University for three years before returning to Oxford in 1967. His main academic interests are in chant and medieval music, and he has published The Oxford History of English Music. As an undergraduate and for several years thereafter, he wrote many chamber and choral pieces. With the composition of Good Friday he has renewed a long-held love of composition. He has subsequently written a Divertimento for the Oxford Chamber Orchestra (performed in November 1999). Future plans include more opera, with a possible sequel to Good Friday.