(b Gloucester, 1928; d Portsmouth, 2006). Eng. composer, conductor, author, and teacher. Prof. of theory, Royal Marines Sch. of Mus. 1953–9. Comps. incl. operas, cantatas, church mus., chamber mus., songs. Books on Britten, Boughton, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Tippett, opera, sea shanties, soldiers' songs; author of The Oxford Junior Companion to Music (1979), The Orchestra (1981), An Outline History of European Music (1968, rev. 1988), and Letters of Gerald Finzi and Howard Ferguson (co-ed., 2001).
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.