Cedric Thorpe Davie

(1913—1983) composer

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(b London, 1913; d Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, 1983). Scottish composer, organist, and pianist. Joined staff, RSAMD then Master of Mus., St Andrews Univ., 1945–73, Prof. of Mus., 1973–8. Comp. opera Gammer Gurton's Needle; sym.; Fantasy on Scottish Tunes; str. qt.; vc. sonatina; incidental mus. for The Thrie Estaites; films, and tv. OBE 1955.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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