This is a summary of 1927 in music in the United Kingdom.
Peter Warlock's string serenade is recorded for the National Gramophonic Society, by John Barbirolli and an improvised chamber orchestra; it is the first recording of the composer's work ever to be released.
Edward Clark transfers from BBC Newcastle to London as a programme planner, at the request of Percy Pitt.
Following the death of impresario Robert Newman in the previous year, publishers Chappell & Co. withdraw their financial support for The Proms, to be replaced by the BBC.
Rebecca Clarke forms the English Ensemble piano quartet with Marjorie Hayward, Kathleen Long and May Mukle.
Gustav Holst is commissioned by the New York Symphony Orchestra to write a symphony, but does not do so. Instead, he starts work on the tone poem Egdon Heath, which is premiered by the NYSO in the following year.
The first recordings of Frederick Delius's music are conducted by Thomas Beecham for the Columbia label: the "Walk to the Paradise Garden" interlude from A Village Romeo and Juliet, and On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, performed by the orchestra of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Herbert Farjeon - "I've danced with a man, who's danced with a girl, who's danced with the Prince of Wales".
Will Fyffe - "I Belong to Glasgow"
Arnold Bax - Northern Ballad No. 1
Arthur Bliss - Oboe Quintet
Havergal Brian - Symphony No. 1 Gothic
Frank Bridge - Rhapsody: Enter Spring
Edward Elgar - Civic Fanfare
Gerald Finzi - Violin Concerto
Victor Hely-Hutchinson - Carol Symphony
John Ireland - Sonatina
Constant Lambert - The Rio Grande<
Geoffrey Toye - The Red Pen, with libretto by A. P. Herbert.
1 December - The review Clowns in Clover opens at the Adelphi Theatre ; it funs for 508 performances.
26 January - Ronnie Scott, jazz musician and club owner (died 1996)
7 February - Laurie Johnson, composer
10 February - Brian Priestman, conductor and music teacher (died 2014)
12 June - Al Fairweather, jazz musician (died 1993)
14 June - Elaine Hugh-Jones, pianist and composer
23 June - Kenneth McKellar, tenor (died 2010)
4 July – Patricia Kern, mezzo-soprano
19 July – John Hopkins, orchestral conductor who worked in the UK, New Zealand and Australia (died 2013)
25 September - Sir Colin Davis, orchestral conductor (died 2013)
9 November - Ken Dodd, comedian and singer
28 October - Cleo Laine, singer
7 December - Helen Watts, contralto (died 2009)
26 December - Denis Quilley, actor and singer (died 2003)
26 February - Isabel Jay, singer and actress with the d'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 47
17 March - James Scott Skinner, violinist, 83
31 March - Edward Lloyd, concert and oratorio tenor, 82
16 May - Sam Bernard, entertainer, 63
2 November - Fred Billington, singer and actor with the d'Oyly Carte, 63
21 December - Courtice Pounds, singer and actor with the d'Oyly Carte, 65
1927 in British music Wikipedia
date unknown - Haldane Burgess, writer and musician, 65
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