1955 in British music

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1950s in music in the UK
Number-one singles
Number-one albums
Best-selling singles
Best-selling albums
Summaries and charts
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954
1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
1949 1960
Top 10/12 singles
1952, 1953, 1954
1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
1960

This is a summary of 1955 in music of all genres in the United Kingdom.

Events[edit]

Charts[edit]

Classical music: new works[edit]

Opera[edit]

Film and Incidental music[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed (2008): p. 304.
  2. ^ Reed (2008): p. 287.
  3. ^ Gloag, Kenneth (2013). "Tippett's operatic world: from The Midsummer Marriage to New Year". In Gloag, Kenneth; Jones, Nicholas. The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett. Cambridge University Press. pp. 230–31. ISBN 978-1-107-60613-5. 
  4. ^ optus net
  5. ^ Kendall, Alan (2000). The Chronicle of Classical Music. London: Thames & Hudson. p. 240. 
  6. ^ The People, 24 July 1955, cited in Mitchell (2004), p. 7.
  7. ^ Lucas, John (2008). Thomas Beecham: An Obsession with Music. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 978-1-84383-402-1. p. 330.
  8. ^ Burn, Andrew (2004). "Bliss, Sir Arthur Edward Drummond (1891–1975)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/30827. Retrieved 2015-01-06.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  9. ^ "Eric Coates". Boosey & Hawkes. 
  10. ^ "Cranks". The Guide to Musical Theatre. 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  11. ^ Walford, Rex (2004). "Davies, Harry Parr (1914–1955)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/75739. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 

Sources[edit]

  • Reed, Philip; Cooke, Mervyn; Mitchell, Donald (eds) (2004). Letters from a Life: Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, Vol 3, 1946–1951. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 057122282X. 
  • Reed, Philip; Cooke, Mervyn; Mitchell, Donald (eds) (2008). Letters from a Life: Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, Vol 4, 1952–1957. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. ISBN 9781843833826.