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BANTOCK, Granville
b London, 7 August 1868
d London, 11 October 1946, aged seventy-eight
Bantock Website

The son of a doctor, Bantock was educated for a post in the Indian Civil Service. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music from 1889 to 1893, and from 1894 to 1895 travelled the world as a conductor. In 1897 he was appointed musical director of the Tower, New Brighton, and in 1900 principal of the Birmingham School of Music. In 1908 he succeeded Elgar as Peyton professor at Birmingham University, remaining in that post until 1934. He then became chairman of the Corporation of Trinity College of Music. He was a great friend of Sibelius; was made an honorary MA and a doctor of music at Edinburgh University, and was knighted in 1930.
1892 (24)
Aegypt, ballet
Fire Worshippers, for soli, chorus and orchestra
1899 (31)
String Quartet in C minor
1900 (32)
Tone Poem No 1, Thalaba the Destroyer
1901 (33)
Tone Poem No 2, Dante
Tone Poem No 3, Fifine at the Fair
1902 (34)
Tone Poem No 4, Hudibras
Tone Poem No 5, Witch of Atlas
Tone Poem No 6, Lalla Rookh
The Time Spirit, for chorus and orchestra
1903 (35)
Serenade for four horns
1906 (38)
Omar Khayyam, for soli, chorus and orchestra
1915 (47)
Hebridean Symphony
1918 (50)
Pibroch, for cello and piano or harp
1919 (51)
Colleen, Viola sonata in F major
1922 (54)
Song of Songs, for soli, chorus and orchestra
1923 (55)
Pagan Symphony
1924 (56)
The Seal-woman, opera
1928 (60)
Pilgrim's Progress, for soli, chorus and orchestra
1937 (69)
King Solomon, for narrator, chorus and orchestra
1938 (70)
Aphrodite in Cyprus, symphonic ode
Bantock also composed a setting of Swinburne's 'Atalanta in Calydon'; 'Fantastic Poem' and 'Celtic Poem', for cello and piano; 'Hamabdil', for cello and harp (or piano).

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