Percy Fletcher

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The cover page of Percy Fletcher's Idylesques.

Percy Eastman Fletcher (12 December 1879 – 10 December 1932) was a British composer of classical music, born in Derby. He worked as musical director at London theatres including the Drury Lane Theatre and, from 1915 onward, His Majesty's Theatre. Besides, he wrote ballads, works for chorus, and suites for light orchestra, as well as pieces commissioned for brass band competitions, including the tone poem Labour and Love used by the Irwell Springs Band to win the 1913 National Championships.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Vanity Fair
  • Labour And Love
  • Folk Tune and Fiddle Dance
  • An Epic Symphony
  • Idylesques
  • Fountain Reverie, for organ
  • Festival Toccata, for organ
  • The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll set to music by Percy E Fletcher, Novello, 1910
  • Ring Out, Wild Bells, a "Festival Carol" for choir and organ, Novello, 1914

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scowcroft, Philip L. "The Music of Percy Fletcher". Retrieved 2007-12-16.