- 1.Seashore Accompaniment Track0:23
- 2.Seashore Melody Track0:21
Christopher Norton (born June 22, 1953) was born in New Zealand and is a British pianist and composer. Norton obtained a degree in music from the University of Otago in 1974. He taught music in Wellington high schools, worked as a composer-in-schools for a year, then free-lanced as a composer, arranger and pianist.
He moved to the UK in 1977 on a New Zealand Government Scholarship. His earliest publications were with Universal Edition in London, and included Carol Jazz — improvisations on Christmas tunes — and Sing’n’Swing, for choir, piano and percussion.
Boosey & Hawkes signed Norton in 1983, and the first of the Microjazz series appeared, an educational music series that has expanded over 30 years to include music for all of the major instruments with piano, ensemble books, backing tracks and midi-file backings. As of 2015 it ranked as the biggest selling music series for Boosey & Hawkes, with well over a million sales to that date. Boosey & Hawkes claims that it is “one of the most widely used educational series ever published.”