Thomas Pitfield


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(b Bolton, 1903; d Bowdon, Cheshire, 1999).

Eng. composer and teacher, also poet, artist, and craftsman. Joined staff RMCM 1947, becoming prof. of comp. and later at RNCM until 1973. Pupils incl. A. Goehr, Maxwell Davies, and McCabe. Comps. incl. pf. conc., cantata A Sketchbook of Women, songs, and chamber mus. Autobiography: No Song, No Supper (1986) and A Song After Supper (1991).

Subjects: Music.

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