Hugh S. Roberton
Sir Hugh Stevenson Roberton (23 February 1874 – 7 October 1952) was a Scottish composer and Britain's leading choral-master.
Roberton was born in Glasgow, where, in 1906, he founded the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. For five years before that it was the Toynbee Musical Association. A perfectionist, he expected the highest standards of performance from its members. Its voice was a choir voice, its individual voices not tolerated. He set new standards in choral technique and interpretation. For almost fifty years until it disbanded in 1951, on the retirement of its founder, the Glasgow Orpheus Choir had no equal in Britain and toured widely enjoying world acclaim. Their repertoire included many Scottish folk songs arranged for choral performance, and Paraphrases, as well as Italian madrigals, English motets and the music of the Russian Orthodox Church. The choir also performed the works of Bach, Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, Peter Cornelius, Brahms and others.
- Dictionary of National Biography
- University of Glasgow
- Orpheus with his Lute - A Glasgow Orpheus Choir Anthology published in 1963
- National Portrait Gallery
- Traditional Scottish Songs - Mhàiri's Wedding retrieved 12 Sept 2011
- Free scores by Hugh S. Roberton in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
- Free scores by Hugh Roberton at the International Music Score Library Project
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