Sir Arthur Bliss

Bliss, Sir Arthur,

1891–1975, English composer. Bliss's teachers included Charles Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Gustav Holst. He was made Master of the Queen's Musick in 1953. His early works, including pieces for wordless voices, were considered avant-garde. Bliss's works include ballets, cantatas, operas such as The Olympians (1949) and Tobias and the Angel (1958), the Colour Symphony (1932), a piano concerto (1938), quintets for oboe (1927) and clarinet (1931) with strings, and a concertina for cello and orchestra (1969). His autobiography was published in 1970.
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Sir Arthur Bliss fought and was injured in the Battle of the Somme, and was mentioned in dispatches.
Sir Arthur Bliss was Master of the Queen's Music and arguably responsible for BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Proms.
Classical BLISS MORNING HEROES BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Davis The centenary commemoration of World War I last year meant that Sir Arthur Bliss's rarely-heard choral work Morning Heroes was performed and received this fine new recording.
Paul says: "I knew a bit about The Beatitudes from my years at Coventry Cathedral but it was always spoken about in 'hushed tones.' "Now I know why and I'm delighted to be a part of paying homage to Sir Arthur Bliss in this wonderful event.
It was the first amateur orchestra to perform at St David's Hall and at the Wales Millennium Centre; gave the Cardiff premieres of the Mahler 3 and 6 symphonies at Llandaff Cathedral; and performed the Welsh premiere of Sir Arthur Bliss' ballet Checkmate.
Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975), composer and music director of the BBC (1942-45), was charged with ensuring that the classics weren't "mutilated" by modern interpretations.
IT WAS the composer Sir Arthur Bliss who famously observed: 'You know you're getting older when the policemen are getting younger.'
Stewart Craggs, editor of Arthur Bliss: Music and Literature, is already well known to those interested in British music for his scholarship in the field generally and for his work on Sir Arthur Bliss specifically.
The scores by Geoffrey Toye, Gavin Gordon, Sir Arthur Bliss, and William Boyce are performed by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Barry Wordsworth.
For example, Sir Arthur Bliss was on the jury in 1962, when John Ogdon jointly won with Ashkenazy, and Dame Fanny Waterman was on it in 1986, when it was won by Barry Douglas.
The weekly organ recital series will end with the Jubilee Organ Concert from Dame Gillian Weir on September 15, followed by a performance of Sir Arthur Bliss's The Beatitudes and the Golden Jubilee Gala Concert featuring well known pieces from Goodwin, Parry and others from South Pacific and Phantom of the Opera.
Granddaughter of composer Sir Arthur Bliss, Caroline's first role was as Lady Diana Spencer in an ABC Television production, Charles And Diana: A Royal Love Story.