Ian was born at Chewton Mendip in the Mendip Hills, Somerset in 1943. He began learning to play the piano at the age of four. At eighteen he was taught the art of organ
playing by Graham Harris, organist of Christchurch, Clifton, Bristol. He trained as a priest at Salisbury Theological College and composed the well-known "Salisbury Setting"
for congregational use at Holy Communion. He also obtained a Teaching Diploma, majoring in music. Two further Communion settings have been written for choir and
congregation and have been published by Novello and Banks Music Publications.
Choral compositions flourished after he recovered from a life threatening illness in 1987. He teamed up with William McVicker at the Parish Church of St Barnabas Dulwich
in South London. The large choir performed his works on a regular basis and provided the support and encouragement to develop and expand his repertoire. Returning to his
Somerset roots in 1992, Ian has continued to work with and write for Parish Choirs.
The popularity of his music is evidenced by the fact that his works are to be found listed in the Sunday by Sunday guide to choosing music for the liturgical year, published
by the Royal School of Church Music.
Contacting Ian Hubbard
If you wish to contact Ian regarding any of his music, he is available at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit his website: www.ianhubbard.co.uk where you can view/hear samples of his music.