JUDITH BINGHAM (b 1952 )
Trained also as a singer, the English composer Judith Bingham was a pupil of Alan Bush and Eric Fenby, and subsequently of Hans Keller. She sang with the BBC Singers for 13 years before resigning in 1996 in order to devote herself fully to composition.
Bingham has written theatre pieces for children, orchestral works that include the bassoon concerto Passaggio and the trumpet concerto The Shooting Star, works for brass band, and a number of choral and solo vocal settings. Salt in the Blood, drawing initial inspiration from Masefield, brings together chorus and brass band, and, in general, her texts are drawn from a wide variety of sources. She has also written varied chamber and solo instrumental music.