Bread of the world in mercy broken
Peter Tranchell (1922-93)
Peter Tranchell (1922-1993) was a British composer born in Cuddalore, India. Tranchell studied at the Dragon School, Oxford, and Clifton College, Bristol, and then studied Classics at King's College, Cambridge before switching to Music; he interrupted his degree to serve in the Indian Army during the Second World War. Tranchell became a Lecturer in Music at the University of Cambridge in 1950, and additionally became Fellow, Precentor and Director of Music at Gonville and Caius College, in 1960, retiring in 1989. As a composer his output ranged widely from sacred choral works and instrumental miniatures to orchestral works and operas, notably the The Mayor of Casterbridge (1951).