List of British classical composers


List of British classical composers

The following is a list of people born in the British Isles or of British citizenship who have worked or currently work in the classical music tradition.

A

*Richard Addinsell
*John Addison
*Thomas Adès
*Kenneth Alford
*William Alwyn
*Denis ApIvor
*Thomas Arne
*Richard Arnell
*Sir Malcolm Arnold
*Sir Ivor Atkins

B

*Edgar Bainton
*Christopher Ball
*Sir Granville Bantock
*David Barlow
*Richard Barrett
*Stanley Bate
*Sir Arnold Bax
*Sally Beamish
*David Bedford
*Arthur Benjamin
*George Benjamin
*Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
*Sir William Sterndale Bennett
*Sir Lennox Berkeley
*Michael Berkeley
*Lord Berners
*Ronald Binge
*Sir Harrison Birtwistle
*Sir Arthur Bliss
*John Blow
*Carey Blyton
*Rutland Boughton
*Havergal Brian
*Frank Bridge
*Benjamin Britten
*John Buckley
*Geoffrey Burgon
*Alan Bush
*Geoffrey Bush
*George Butterworth
*William Byrd

C

*Thomas Campion
*Cornelius Cardew
*Doreen Carwithen
*Robert Carver
*Jeremiah Clarke
*Eric Coates
*Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
*Arnold Cooke
*Benjamin Cooke
*Deryck Cooke
*Robert Crawford
*Harold Craxton
*William Crotch

D

*Christian Darnton
*Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
*Henry Walford Davies
*Frederick Delius
*James Douglas
*John Dowland
*Andrew Downes
*Thomas Frederick Dunhill
*Sir George Dyson

E

*Sir Edward Elgar
*Rosalind Ellicott
*David Ellis
*Brian Eno

F

*David Fanshawe
*Giles Farnaby
*Eric Fenby
*Brian Ferneyhough
*John Field
*Gerald Finzi
*Graham Fitkin
*Aloys Fleischmann
*Christopher Fox
*Benjamin Frankel
*Peter Racine Fricker
*John Foulds

G

*Hans Gál
*John Gardner
*Roberto Gerhard
*Orlando Gibbons
*Armstrong Gibbs
*Ruth Gipps
*Alexander Goehr
*Berthold Goldschmidt
*Sir Eugene Goossens
*Jonny Greenwood
*Edward Gregson
*Ivor Gurney

H

*Patrick Hadley
*Richard Hall
*Iain Hamilton
*Sir Hamilton Harty
*Richard Harris
*Patrick Hawes
*Anthony Hedges
*Victor Hely-Hutchinson
*Alun Hoddinott
*Joseph Holbrooke
*Alfred Hollins
*Robin Holloway
*Gustav Holst
*Imogen Holst
*David Horne
*Herbert Howells
*William Hurlstone

I

*John Ireland

J

*Gordon Jacob
*Patrick Jonathan
*Daniel Jones
*Wilfred Josephs
*John Joubert

K

*Minna Keal
*Oliver Knussen

L

*Constant Lambert
*Frederic Lamond
*Philip Lane
*Kenneth Leighton
*Jeffrey Lewis
*Paul Lewis
*George Lloyd
*William Lloyd Webber
*Elizabeth Lutyens

M

*John McCabe
*Hamish MacCunn
*William McGibbon
*John McLeod
*Alexander Mackenzie
*James MacMillan
*Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
*Carlo Martelli
*Benedict Mason
*Steve Martland
*William Mathias
*Colin Matthews
*David Matthews
*Nicholas Maw
*Billy Mayerl
*Ernest John Moeran
*Dominic Muldowney
*Thea Musgrave

N

*Patrick Nunn
*Michael Nyman

O

*Buxton Orr
*Robin Orr

P

*Sir Andrzej Panufnik
*Sir Hubert Parry
*Paul Patterson
*Ian Parrott
*Anthony Payne
*Martin Peerson
*Cipriani Potter
*Henry Purcell

Q

*Roger Quilter

R

*Alan Rawsthorne
*Timothy Raymond
*Alan Ridout
*Cyril Rootham
*Edmund Rubbra

*Leonard Salzedo
*Kevin Sargent
*Sinan Savaskan
*Robert Saxton
*Cyril Scott
*Francis George Scott
*Marion Scott
*Humphrey Searle
*Matyas Seiber
*Martin Shaw
*Obadiah Shuttleworth
*Robert Simpson
*Reginald Smith Brindle
*Dame Ethel Smyth
*Philip Sparke
*Robert Spearing
*Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
*Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
*John Stafford Smith
*James Stevens
*Richard Stoker
*Sir Arthur Sullivan

T

*Joby Talbot
*Thomas Tallis
*Phyllis Tate
*Mansel Thomas
*Sir Michael Tippett
*Thomas Tomkins
*Sir Francesco Tosti
*Harold Truscott
*Mark-Anthony Turnage

V

*Ralph Vaughan Williams
*John Veale
*Gerard Victory

W

*Sir William Wallace
*Sir William Walton
*John Ward
*Peter Warlock
*Thomas Weelkes
*Judith Weir
*Samuel Wesley
*Samuel Sebastian Wesley
*Douglas Weiland
*Percy Whitlock
*Grace Williams
*John Williamson
*James Wilson
*Thomas Wilson
*Hugh Wood
*John Wooldridge
*David Wright
*David Wynne


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