Margaret Wegener

Composer and Conductor

Musica Ariosa


Margaret Wegener was born in 1920 and was educated at London University. She has had a long career as a music specialist teaching
in schools over the years from 1945 to 1980 and directing many composers' workshops.

Margaret has composed since her childhood and has a catalogue of more than 100 compositions including works for orchestra, for chorus and orchestra, a cappella settings and other church music, songs, instrumental music and music for schools.

Her music is published by OUP, the RSCM, Da Capo
and Musica Ariosa.

She is a member of the former Composers' Guild of Great Britain (now the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters), the NorthWest Composers' Association, Women in Music, and the Association of British Choral Directors, and for many years has used her musical expertise as organist and choral director of churches across the country including in London, Canterbury and  Peterborough.

Click on the icons to hear extracts from Margaret's work recorded onto CD sung by the choir of Malvern Girls' College, director Philip Redfern and played by pianist Jonathan Middleton:

Hodie Christus Natus Est
Malvern Girls' College Choir - director Philip Redfern

Passacaglia from Introduction, Fantasia and Passacaglia
Jonathan Middleton - piano


Music to My Listening is Margaret's latest CD with songs sung by Georgina Colwell (soprano) and Stephen Varcoe (baritone) accompanied by Nigel Foster.

"Your songs are a singers dream!"
Sasha Johnson-Manning,Musical Director, Bowden Parish Church

"Treasurable songs - lovingly rounded music." 
British Music Society

Down by the Salley Gardens
Stephen Varcoe, baritone and Nigel Foster, piano
Musica Ariosa


Margaret Wegener welcomes commissions and is pleased to discuss terms with interested applicants.

For a catalogue of music published by Musica Ariosa and for more information about Margaret Wegener, please write to:

Musica Ariosa
Dingley Dell
West Drive
Park Hall

SY11 4AB

Tel. +44 (0)1691 662616

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