Roma (music, Wilmington College) examines the choral works of British composers Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983), Elizabeth Maconchy
(1907- 1994), and Thea Musgrave (b.
Biographical data are incomplete; a quick perusal revealed no dates of death for Panufnik, Mathias, Walton, Alan Bush and Maconchy
, to name but a few.
Other criticisms can be made: of the three totally inadequate lines which dismiss Tchaikovsky's tragic sixth Symphony, and of the complete omission of such notable women composers as Cecile Chaminade, Dame Ethel Smyth and Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
Ursula made no musical claims for herself but as well as her poetry, most of which is currently in print, she suppplied texts and libretti to at least 30 composers including Elizabeth Maconchy
, whose opera The Sofa to a text by Ursula was recently revived in London, Malcolm Williamson, Elisabeth Lutyens, Gerald Finzi, Herbert Howells, and many others.
There are Lennox Berkeley, Alan Bush, Elizabeth Lutyens and Maconchy
, and Alfred Reynolds, and a Little Concerto for Double Bass and string Orchestra by Gordon Jacob in which he is joined by the 12- piece (plus percussion) 1 Musicanti, directed by Susanna Candin.
A partial roster of such distinguished figures might include Arthur Bliss, Elizabeth Maconchy
, Constant Lambert, Howard Ferguson, Herbert Howells, John Ireland, and Peter Warlock.
Five of the composers were female: Elizabeth Maconchy
, Nicola LeFanu (Maconchy
's daughter), Thea Musgrave, Sofia Gubaidulina and Judith Weir.
Clarke might have profitably pointed out that a roster of Vaughan Williams's students includes such independent spirits as Gordon Jacob, Grace Williams, and Elizabeth Maconchy
, none of whom can accurately be dismissed as a mere epigone of Vaughan Williams.