(b Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 1894; d Stowmarket, 1969). Eng. conductor and composer. Org., Queen's Coll., Oxford. Cond. Oxford Harmonic Soc. 1923–30, Oxford Orch. Soc. 1930–6, London Bach Choir 1932–60. First mus. dir. of CEMA (later Arts Council) 1940–5. Founded Jacques Orch. 1936, remaining cond. Author of books on school mus. and v. training. CBE 1954.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.