Charles Mauleverer (composer)

Born in Jersey in 1983, Charles Mauleverer won a choral scholarship to The Pilgrims School in Winchester, and subsequently a music exhibition to Winchester College, where he won the Kirby Prize for composition. He then read music at Oxford University – under Roger Allen at St Peter’s College – again as a choral scholar. After some years travelling, working in and exploring film and music, Charles won a scholarship to study for a Masters in composition for screen at the Royal College of Music in London, under Joseph Horovitz and Alison Kay, and including orchestration with Ken Hesketh as a Clifton Park scholar and Hilda Simmonds Award holder. For updates and further samples of Charles Mauleverer’s music, please go to

Colin Upton (composer)

Colin Upton first acquired a passion for composition as a choirboy at the Royal School of Church Music, and as a member of the Trinity Choristers, with whom he gained invaluable broadcasting experience through the BBC. He went on to become a teacher at Winchester College – a school with a rich musical tradition – and started to compose for some of the school’s most outstanding musicians, past and present. Ten years ago Colin, brother David, and Charles Mauleverer formed Vista Musicale with a view to recording the results of their labours. The John Wilson Orchestra, hired to provide the accompaniment, were first in the studio with a visit to Abbey Road in 2005.

David Upton (recording director)

Given his choral and computing background, David was ideally placed to create and run our recording studio. He has undertaken a vast amount of work – setting up recording sessions, overdubbing singers and solo instrumentalists, editing and mixing – and the quality of the sound we’ve achieved is largely down to him.

Andrew Cottee (orchestrator)

Andrew Cottee is one of the most respected arrangers in the UK. Recent projects include a piece for Bryn Terfel at the Wigmore Hall and orchestrating BBCTV’s Alive With Music trail.

Andrew studied at the Royal College of Music. He was the orchestrator of Paul McCartney’s ballet Ocean’s Kingdom. He arranges regularly for the John Wilson Orchestra at the BBC Proms and reconstructed some of the scores on Wilson’s recordings for EMI Classics. Other Proms contributions include a concert of Ivor Novello songs and music from the film Genevieve.

Andrew arranged music by Richard Rodney Bennett for Claire Martin and the BBC Philharmonic in a memorial concert for the composer. He has written for Curtis Stigers, Alison Balsom and the BBC Concert, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Dallas Symphony orchestras. Work for screen includes orchestrating for the film Beyond The Sea and for Mr Bean: The Animated Series. He arranged for Kevin Spacey on ITV and the John Wilson Orchestra’s Swingin’ Christmas on BBC.

Andrew’s compositions have been performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He was a panel member for the BBC Concert Orchestra’s Baroque Remixed project.

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John Wilson (conductor)

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Jack Waddington (artist)

Was specially commissioned to produce a front cover painting that reflects the lyrics of the title track. The setting is the Old Winchester Hill Nature Reserve in Hampshire’s South Downs National Park. Jack is an exceptionally talented and versatile young artist, who started at the University of the Arts London in 2013. For further information and commissions, please contact

Wizbit Internet Services (web design and album artwork)

Wizbit assisted Vista Musicale with the development of this website in addition to producing the album artwork for print, arranging the commercial CD production and assisting with print advertising artwork. Further information about their services can be viewed at

Malcolm Hebron (lyricist)

Malcolm teaches English and Art History at Winchester College. Outside the classroom he is often in the theatre, writing sketches and producing triumphs such as Plan 9 from Outer Space. On the road with the school’s community service entertainers, his individual piano and guitar accompaniment style has often been the subject of comment in care homes in the central Hampshire area.

Martin Harris (art photography)

Charged with the onerous responsibility of capturing the magic of Jack Waddington’s painting for the album cover, photographer Martin responded with care and attention to detail in achieving an excellent outcome. Find our more at

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"I love it all... so start the CD, surrender, let your eyes mist over when no one is looking, but maybe, with such a gorgeous box of musical chocolates on your CD player, savour a few tracks at a time rather than gobble it all at once"

John Rutter

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