R. O. Morris

(1886—1948) composer and musicologist

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(b York, 1886; d London, 1948). Eng. teacher and composer. On staff RCM 1920–6. Dir. of theory and comp. Curtis Inst. 1926–8; rejoined RCM 1928–48. Author of several textbooks incl. Contrapuntal Technique in the 16th Century (1922). Had many distinguished pupils. Comp. sym. (1935), vn. conc., vc. suite, str. qts., songs, and folk-song arrs. Brother-in-law of Vaughan Williams. Compiled crosswords for The Times.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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