Arthur Butterworth (1928-2014)
Last updated: 18.12.19
According to the Internet source given below, Arthur Eckersley Butterworth was an English composer, conductor, trumpeter and teacher born in New Moston, near Manchester.
He studied composition at the Royal Manchester College of Music (now the Royal Northern College of Music) with Richard Hall also learning trumpet and conducting. Butterworth later studied composition with Ralph Vaughan Williams
. His works include seven symphonies, eight concertos, several other large orchestral scores and a number of brass band compositions:
Of recorder interest is his Ancient Sorceries
for countertenor, recorder and harpsichord, Op. 49 (1975).
Amongst his many brass works are:
- Ballad for brass band, Op. 39 (1962)
- Nightflight, Symphonic Study for brass band, Op. 57 (1973)
- Odin, from the Land of Fire and Ice for brass band, Op. 76 (1986)
- Suivez la raison, Concert March for brass band and organ, Op. 92 (1993)
He died at Embsay, North Yorkshire.
||Biography by wikipedia.org.