b London, 25 December 1911
d London, 1 June 2000
He first studied mathematics and physics, and was then granted a scholarship to the Royal College of Music from 1936 until he went into war service. Since the war, he has worked variously as a pianist, conductor and broadcaster, and as principal of his own school of music.
Seascape, for piano and orchestra
The Tide, for soprano, baritone, chorus, organ and orchestra
Christmas Sounds, for soli, chorus and orchestra
Nursery Suite, for orchestra
A Sea Suite, for orchestra
A Processional Overture
Sonata, for violin and piano
Three Pastorals, for orchestra
Gilder has written other orchestral, choral and piano works; songs, some with orchestra; song-cycles; music for the theatre; plays, poetry and fiction; and has contributed to music periodicals.