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SCOTT, Cyril Meir
b Oxton, Cheshire, 27 September 1879
d Eastbourne, 31 December 1970, aged ninety-one

He was sent to the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt at the age of twelve, remaining there for eighteen months. He went back to Frankfurt in 1895, and became a member of the 'Frankfurt Group' with Grainger, Gardiner, O'Neill and Quilter. He finally returned to England in 1898, and from 1900 onward spent his life teaching, composing and writing. Unfortunately, many of his original MSS were destroyed during World War II. He wrote books on occultism, naturopathy, osteopathy and horn oeopathy, as well as several volumes of poetry, many unpublished plays and an autobiography (1924). He received honours from the International Academy, the Chicago Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music.

1900 (21)

Symphony No 1

1903 (24)

Symphony No 2 (three symphonic dances)

1913 (34)

Nativity Hymn, for chorus and orchestra

1915 (36)

Piano Concerto No 1

1916 (37)

La Belle Dame sans merci, for baritone, chorus and orchestra

1917 (38)

The Alchemist, opera

1923 (44)

The Incompetent Apothecary, ballet

1925 (46)

The Saint of the Mountain, opera

The Ballad of Fair Helen of Kirkconnel, for baritone and orchestra

1926 (47)

Karma, ballet

1927 (48)

Violin Concerto

1931 (52)

Cello Concerto

1932 (53)

The Masque of the Red Death, ballet

1933 (54)

Rima's Call to the Birds, for soprano and orchestra

Mystic Ode, for chorus and orchestra

1935 (56)

Concerto for two violins

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, for chorus and orchestra

1936 (57)

Ode to Great Men, for tenor and orchestra

1937 (58)

Harpsichord Concerto

1939 (60)

Symphony No 3, The Muses

1946 (67)

Maureen O'Mara, opera

Oboe Concerto

1947 (68)

Hymn of Unity, for soli, chorus and orchestra

1954 (75)

Sinfonietta for strings, organ and harp

1958 (79)

Piano Concerto No 2

1962 (83)

Sinfonietta for strings

Scott also wrote many overtures and suites, over a hundred songs and a quantity of chamber works.

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