A MERSEYSIDE musician has achieved a lifetime ambition by having one of his classical compositions issued as a commercial recording.

Alan Jones has been a musician for most of his life and now, in his 80s, his ability as a composer has been recognised by an international recording company.

One of his compositions, a work for 15 solo musicians entitled Three Times Five, will be included in a CD to be released on Friday (January 15) by Ablaze Records - an Australian company operating from the USA - which supports composers from all over the world. Alan’s composition was recorded by the Brno Philhar - monic Orchestra of the Czech Republic conducted by Robert Kružík.

Alan said: “This is not my first composition, but it is the first to be issued in a recording and I am grateful to Ablaze Records for choosing to include my work in a CD which will be distributed worldwide.”

Alan’s love of classical music began at Quarry Bank High School, where he first learned the violin.

He played for over 50 years with the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra and began serious study of composition at the University of Liverpool after his retirement from ad - ministrative work.

Originally from Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Alan now lives in Upton.

He hopes that the composing style which he has developed will be attractive to lovers of music of the 17th to 19th Centuries - whilst not excluding some ideas from the 21st Century - and hopes to do a live performance of his composition in the near future.

The CD, entitled ‘Sinfonia Se - ries Vol. 2’, will also be avail - able for streaming.