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SIMPSON, Robert
b Leamington, Warwickshire, 2 March 1921
d 21 November, 1997, aged seventy-six

He intended to become a doctor but gave up medicine after two years and studied music under Howells from 1942 to 1946. He joined the BBC music staff in 1951, staying until 1980. In 1951 he also received his DMus from Durham University.

1946 (25)

Piano Sonata

1948 (27)

Variations and Finale on a Theme of Haydn, for piano

1951 (30)

Symphony No 1

1951-2 (30-1)

String Quartet No 1

1953 (32)

String Quartet No 2

1953-4 (32-3)

String Quartet No 3

1956 (35)

Symphony No 2

1957-9 (36-8)

Violin Concerto

1958 (37)

Canzona for brass

1959 (38)

Variations and Fugue for recorder and string quartet

1962 (41)

Symphony No 3

1967 (46)

Piano Concerto

Trio for clarinet, cello and piano

1968 (47)

Clarinet Quintet

1971 (50)

Energy, symphonic study for brass band

1971-2 (50-1)

Symphony No 4

1972 (51)

Symphony No 5

1973 (52)

String Quartet No 4

1974 (53)

String Quartet No 5

1975 (54)

String Quartet No 6

Media Morte . . . motet for voices, brass and timpani

1976 (55)

Symphony No 6

Quartet for horn and piano trio

1977 (56)

Symphony No 7

String Quartet No 7

1979 (58)

String Quartet No 8

Simpson has also written books on the symphonies of various composers.

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