Judith Bailey (composer)

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Judith Margaret Bailey (born 18 July 1941) is an English clarinetist, composer and conductor. She was born in Camborne, Cornwall, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music from 1959–63, and. Since 1971 she has been working as a composer and conductor.[1][2] She conducted the Southampton Concert Orchestra and Petersfield Orchestra for almost 30 years before returning to her native Cornwall around 2001 where she has been conducting for the Cornwall Chamber Orchestra and the Penzance Orchestral Society.[3][4]

She is a renowned Cornish composer; [5] in 2001 she was honoured as an "Associate of the Royal Academy of Music" for showing distinction amongst her peers and in 2005 as a Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow for her contributions to music in Cornwall..[4] She is a member of the Composers' Guild of Great Britain,[6] the Cornish Music Guild,[6] as well as a Trustee for the Cornwall Music Service Trust.[7]

Selected works[edit]

  • Trencrom, symphonic poem, 1978
  • Symphony, 1981
  • Symphony, 1982
  • Seascape, for women's chorus, woodwind trio and orchestra, 1985
  • Penwith, overture, 1986
  • Fiesta for orchestra, 1988
  • Concerto for clarinet and strings, 1988
  • Havas for orchestra, 1991
  • Joplinesque for wind band
  • Festive Concert Piece for wind band[1]
  • A widow bird (in Three Settings of Poems by Shelley) (Text: Percy Bysshe Shelley)
  • Music (in Three Settings of Poems by Shelley) (Text: Percy Bysshe Shelley)
  • Neap-Tide (Text: Algernon Charles Swinburne)
  • To the moon (in Three Settings of Poems by Shelley) (Text: Percy Bysshe Shelley)[8]


  1. ^ a b Cummings, David M. (2000). International who's who in music and musicians' directory. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  2. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  3. ^ https://divineartrecords.com/composer/judith-bailey
  4. ^ a b "Composer Information: Judith Bailey". Spartan Press. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ Patricia Shehan Campbell; Trevor Wiggins, eds. (January 2013). The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures. Oxford University Press. p. 209. ISBN 9780199737635. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b . doi:10.1080/07494469400640501. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ https://www.cornwallmusicservicetrust.org/meet-the-trustees/
  8. ^ "Judith Margaret Bailey". Retrieved 22 January 2011.[permanent dead link]

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