(b Godalming, 1878; d Ealing, 1953). Eng. conductor, particularly of theatre and film music. Cond. at nearly all London th. between 1900 and 1940. Mus. dir., Ealing film studios 1935–53, engaging several leading Brit. composers to write film mus. Expert on chess.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.