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Name  John Brunning

Role  Composer
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Sahara by john brunning

John Brunning (born 1954) is an English musician, radio presenter and composer. He is best known for his regular broadcasts on Classic FM.


His show is "Classic FM Drive" (weekdays 5-7 p.m.), "Smooth Classics at 7" (weekdays 7-8 p.m.), and "Classic FM Chart" (Sundays 5-7 p.m.).

Brunning was born in Essex and from 1970 broadcast pirate radio from his home in Colchester. He learned guitar and played for a time with the successful band Mungo Jerry. In 1986 he began broadcasting on local radio. He is the only Classic FM presenter to work with the station since it began broadcasting. He is married with two children.

Brunning's 2006 composition, Pie Jesu, was first recorded by the vocal group All Angels, and has since been recorded by several other artistes including the King's Singers (2010). The Pie Jesu is one of seven movements that together form the oratorio 'Amazing Day' and another piece from this work, his setting of Ave Maria, was recorded by the Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins (2011). He has also composed several pieces for guitar, and Sahara and Romance No.1 (2010) have been recorded by both XueFei Yang and Craig Ogden. Ogden gave the first performance of 'Concerto Magna Carta' for guitar and small orchestra in 2015, and has since recorded the slow movement from it.

Romance number 1 by john brunning


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  • References

    John Brunning Wikipedia

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