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1931 in British music

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1931 in British music

This is a summary of 1931 in music in the United Kingdom.

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Events

  • 22–28 July – The ninth annual ISCM Festival of Contemporary Music takes place in London and Oxford, with concerts of orchestral, choral, and chamber music.
  • date unknown - Gustav Holst Holst appears as an extra in a crowd scene in the film The Bells.
  • Popular music

  • "Close Your Eyes", by D. Carter and H. M. Tennent
  • "Lady Of Spain"; music by Tolchard Evans, lyrics by Erell Reaves
  • "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", by Noël Coward
  • Classical music: new works

  • Havergal Brian – Symphony No. 2 in E minor
  • Frank Bridge – Phantasm, for piano and orchestra
  • Benjamin Britten -
  • Christ’s Nativity, Christmas Suite, for SATB choir
  • Plymouth Town, ballet, for orchestra
  • String Quartet in D
  • Arnold Cooke – Passacaglia, Scherzo, and Finale, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and string quartet
  • Frederick Delius –
  • Fantastic Dance, for orchestra
  • Irmelin Prelude, for orchestra
  • George Dyson – The Canterbury Pilgrims (Geoffrey Chaucer), for soprano, tenor, baritone, choir, and orchestra
  • Edward Elgar – Soliloquy, for oboe and orchestra
  • Gerald Finzi – To Joy, for voice and piano, op. 13
  • Gustav Holst – Twelve Welsh Folk Songs, for choir, H183
  • Herbert Howells –
  • "A Maid Peerless", for SSAA choir and orchestra
  • Severn, for SATB choir
  • Gordon Jacob – Passacaglia on a Well-Known Theme, for orchestra
  • Elizabeth Maconchy –
  • A Hymn to Christ, A Hymn to God the Father, for double choir
  • The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo, for choir and orchestra
  • Cyril Scott -
  • Concerto, for cello and orchestra
  • Trio No. 1, for violin, viola, and cello
  • Trio No. 2, for violin, viola, and cello
  • Michael Tippett – Symphonic Movement, for orchestra
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams –
  • Job: A Masque for Dancing (ballet)
  • Piano Concerto in C major
  • William Walton - Belshazzar's Feast (oratorio)
  • Opera

  • Thomas Frederick Dunhill - Tantivy Towers, words by A. P. Herbert
  • Film and Incidental music

  • John D. H. Greenwood - Alibi
  • Musical theatre

  • 8 January - Folly To Be Wise (revue) opens at the Piccadilly Theatre, starring Cicely Courtneidge.
  • 13 October - Noël Coward's Cavalcade opens at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, where it runs for 405 performances.
  • 23 December - Hold My Hand (Music: Noel Gay Lyrics: Desmond Carter Book: Stanley Lupino) opens at the Gaiety Theatre, Starring Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale and Stanley Lupino.
  • Musical films

  • A Man of Mayfair, starring Jack Buchanan
  • Sally in Our Alley, starring Gracie Fields
  • Sunshine Susie, starring Renate Müller and Jack Hulbert
  • Births

  • 6 January - David Whitaker, composer, songwriter, arranger and conductor (died 2012)
  • 29 April - Lonnie Donegan, skiffle musician (died 2002)
  • 12 September - Tommy Moore, drummer (died 1981)
  • 24 September - Anthony Newley, songwriter, actor and singer (died 1999)
  • 4 October - Anna Reynolds, operatic mezzo-soprano (died 2014)
  • 4 November - Clinton Ford, singer (died 2009)
  • Deaths

  • 8 May - Bertha Lewis, singer and actress with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 43 (car accident)
  • 18 June - Fanny Holland, singer and actress, 83
  • 22 August - Joseph Tabrar, songwriter, 73
  • 19 November - Frederic Cliffe, composer, 74
  • References

    1931 in British music Wikipedia


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