(b Manchester, 1923).
Eng. composer, conductor, and trumpeter. Trumpeter in SNO 1949–54, Hallé Orch. 1955–61. Cond., Huddersfield PO 1964–93. Works incl. 6 syms., several works for brass band, Trains in the Distance, ch. and orch.; Héjnal, tpt., pf. (1979); Nex Vulpinus, str. (1981); bn. conc. (Summer Music) (1986); Ov.: Solent Forts, orch., also arr. for brass band (1992); va. conc. (1993); vc. conc. (1997); Mist on the Marshes, sop., db., pf. (1999). Arr. Elgar's Introduction and Allegro (str.) for brass band (1976). MBE 1995.