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JACOB, Gordon
b London, 5 July 1895
d Saffron Walden, 8 June 1984, aged eighty-eight

He was educated at Dulwich College, then the Royal College of Music, studying under Stanford and Howells immediately after World War I. After teaching theory and composition at Birkbeck and Morley colleges he joined the staff of the Royal College in 1926 and continued there until he retired in 1966. He was made a CBE in 1968.

Up to and including 1936 (41)

The Jar in the Bush, ballet

Uncle Remus, ballet

Symphony in C

Oboe Concerto

Piano Concerto

Viola Concerto

Violin Concerto

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, tone poem

Variations on an original theme for orchestra

Variations on an air by Purcell for string orchestra

Denbigh Suite, for strings

Donald Caird, for chorus and orchestra

William Byrd Suite, for military band

Serenade, for five wind instruments

Quartets No 1 and 2

1945 (50)

Symphony No 2

Clarinet Concerto

1950 (55)

Sinfonietta in D major

A Goodly Heritage, cantata

1951 (56)

Concerto for flute

Fantasia on Songs of the British Isles

1956 (61)

Piano Concerto No 2

Sextet for strings

Piano Trio

1958 (63)

Suite for recorder and string quartet

Diversions, for woodwind and strings

Miniature String Quartet

Old Wine in New Bottles, for wind instruments

1961 (66)

Fantasia on Scottish Tunes

Improvisations on a Scottish tune, for orchestra

Trombone Concerto

1962 (67)

News from Newtown, cantata

1963 (68)

Suite for brass band

1965 (70)

Festival Te Deum, for chorus and orchestra

1966 (71)

Oboe Sonata

Variations on a Theme of Schubert

1967 (72)

Concerto for band

Animal Magic, cantata for children

Six Miniatures

1968 (73)

Suite for bassoon and string quartet

Divertimento in Eb

1969 (74)

Redbridge Variations

Piano Quartet

1970 (75)

A York Symphony, for orchestra

The Pride of Youth, for brass band

A Joyful Noise, for brass band

1971 (76)

Rhapsody for Three Hands, for piano

1972 (77)

Double-bass Concerto

Tuba Suite, for orchestra or piano

Psalm 103 for chorus

1973 (78)

Saxophone Quartet

1974 (79)

Quartet for clarinets

Sinfonia Brevis

Havant Suite, for chamber orchestra

1975 (80)

Concerto for organ, strings and percussion

Fantasy Sonata, for organ

Rhapsody, for piano

1978 (83)

Sonata for viola and piano

1979 (84)

Viola Concerto No 2

1982 (87)

Flute Concerto No 2, for flute and strings

Jacob also wrote the following undated works:

Six Shakespearian Sketches

Swedish Rhapsody, for brass band

Symphony for strings

Two Choral Preludes for brass band

Two Sketches, for string orchestra

Victorian Rhapsody, for brass band

Sospan Fach, march for brass band

Nun's Priest's Tale, cantata

Quartet for oboe and string trio

Quintet for clarinet and string quartet

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