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List of English composers


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Introduction

This is a list of English classical composers, both real and fictional. The fictional ones are intended to become a reality in a separate timeline or in revised history. However, the names of these composers inserted into this list are largely hypothetical. That is, they may or may not be named as such after history is changed. The names of these composers are highlighted in boldface.

The purpose of the presence of these composers is to make more compositional geniuses out of the people of England. European countries, particularly Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, England, and Russia are to be abundant in genius composers since the Renaissance, and America since the Baroque era. These 8 nations are the nucleus of Western classical music and composition, and thus these are the nationalities I choose to focus on.

List
Renaissance (c1390-c1600)

  • John Taylor (1358 – 1440)
  • James Palmer (1360 – 1435)
  • Charles Sexton (1364 – 1443)
  • Christopher Radcliff (1367 – 1441)
  • Leonel Power (1370 – 1445)
  • Henry Tarbell (1372 – 1448)
  • Thomas Latham (1376 – 1447)
  • George Ingle (1381 – 1453)
  • Nicholas Foreman (1384 – 1451)
  • Francis Holly (1388 – 1456)
  • John Dunstable (1390 – 1453)
  • Peter Letchworth (1392 – 1460)
  • Paul Huskins (1397 – 1467)
  • John Enslow (1401 – 1481)
  • Laurence Newburn (1405 – 1488)
  • Charles Marbury (1407 – 1479)
  • George Grimshaw (1412 – 1487)
  • Henry York (1415 – 1491)
  • Thomas Batterson (1419 – 1493)
  • John Pryor (1422 – 1497)
  • Charles Oakes (1424 – 1500)
  • Sebastian Langley (1428 – 1507)
  • Dominick Hartford (1431 – 1509)
  • Vincent Nicholls (1434 – 1514)
  • Paul Kimball (1438 – 1510)
  • Nicholas Hempstead (1442 – 1518)
  • John Coppock (1445 – 1529)
  • Joseph Engram (1447 – 1521)
  • George Denby (1450 – 1524)
  • Benedict Woolsey (1453 – 1527)
  • Charles Shrapnel (1458 – 1531)
  • William Grandison (1460 – 1530)
  • John Craddock (1463 – 1535)
  • William Cornysh the younger (1468–1523)
  • Christopher Brownlee (1471 – 1522)
  • Richard Ashburn (1472 – 1539)
  • Charles Gilson (1476 – 1552)
  • William Holliman (1480 – 1545)
  • Andrew Goodfellow (1483 – 1555)
  • Edward Derby (1487 – 1564)
  • John Nowell (1492 – 1566)
  • John Taverner (1495–1545)
  • Thomas Looker (1498 – 1567)
  • George Robinson (1502 – 1570)
  • Christopher Tye (1505 – 1572)
  • Thomas Tallis (1505 – 1585)
  • Henry Turner (1510 – 1586)
  • Richard Morton (1513 – 1588)
  • Christopher Hubbert (1518 – 1593)
  • John Rochester (1522 – 1595)
  • George Seager (1525 – 1599)
  • Samuel Simmonds (1527 – 1602)
  • William Haycock (1531 – 1611)
  • Joseph Thomas (1534 – 1608)
  • Timothy Prescott (1537 – 1618)
  • William Byrd (1540 – 1623)
  • Anthony Holborne (1545 – 1602)
  • John Compstock (1548 – 1628)
  • George Varnes (1551 – 1606)
  • Thomas Raines (1555 – 1633)
  • Thomas Morley (1557–1602)
  • John Bull (1562 – 1628)
  • John Dowland (1563 – 1626)
  • Giles Farnaby (1563 – 1640)
  • Thomas Campion (1567–1620)

Baroque (c1600-c1760)

  • William Whipple (1568 – 1646)
  • John Cooper (1570–1626)
  • Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656)
  • John Wilbye (1574–1638)
  • Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623)
  • Michael East (1580 – 1648)
  • Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)
  • Robert Johnson (1583–1633)
  • John Sommers (1587 – 1663)
  • John Jenkins (1592–1678)
  • Henry Lawes (1595–1662)
  • William Keach (1597 – 1685)
  • William Lawes (1602–1645)
  • Joseph Houghton (1605 – 1685)
  • Peter Quincy (1609 – 1688)
  • Charles Banfield (1613 – 1691)
  • Daniel Allmon (1615 – 1693)
  • Frederick Templeton (1617 – 1697)
  • Matthew Locke (1621 – 1677)
  • James Harwood (1624 – 1697)
  • John Talbot (1628 – 1703)
  • Richard Laxton (1631 – 1706)
  • James Mobley (1632 – 1712)
  • William Ogden (1637 – 1713)
  • Henry Grout (1644 – 1722)
  • Pelham Humphrey (1647–1674)
  • John Blow (1649–1708)
  • Anthony Crenshaw (1652 – 1713)
  • William Jordan (1656 – 1734)
  • Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
  • Benjamin Pennock (1662 – 1736)
  • Daniel Purcell (1664–1717)
  • John Eccles (1668–1735)
  • Henry Eccles (1670–1742)
  • Jeremiah Clarke (1674 – 1707)
  • William Croft (1678–1727)
  • Thomas Bosworth (1682 – 1745)
  • John Cagley (1684 – 1751)
  • Charles Needham (1687 – 1760)
  • George Scarlett (1691 – 1755)
  • Edward Poston (1693 – 1762)
  • Maurice Greene (1696–1755)
  • Richard Jones (late 17th century–1744)
  • Robert Finch (1702 – 1755)
  • Peter Godwin (1705 – 1748)

Classical era (c1730-c1820)

  • Charles Avison (1709–1770)
  • Thomas Arne (1710–1778)
  • William Boyce (1711–1779)
  • John Stanley (1712–1786)
  • George Worsham (1714 – 1790)
  • James Nares (1715–1783)
  • John Filkins (1720 – 1789)
  • James Hackney (1724 – 1794)
  • Thomas Fullwood (1728 – 1800)
  • Charles Critchlow (1733 – 1806)
  • Benjamin Cooke (1734–1793)
  • William Herschel (1738–1822)
  • Samuel Arnold (1740–1802)
  • James Hook (1746–1827)
  • John Johnson (1748 – 1819)
  • John Stafford Smith (1750–1836)
  • John Marsh (1752–1828)
  • Nicholas Carver (1755 – 1793)
  • Samuel Fordham (1761 – 1820)
  • Samuel Wesley (1766–1837)
  • Thomas Brent (1768 – 1830)

Romantic (c1800-c1910)

  • Thomas Nathaniel Clifton (1772 – 1844)
  • William Crotch (1775–1847)
  • George Edward Hickox (1777 – 1857)
  • Henry Joseph Poyner (1780 – 1827)
  • John Vincent Claypool (1784 – 1850)
  • Nathaniel James Kingsbury (1786 – 1877)
  • William Benedict Sturgis (1791 – 1826)
  • Benjamin Richard Dawkins (1794 – 1865)
  • Samuel Stephen Lovell (1798 – 1878)
  • William Thomas Hersey (1801 – 1866)
  • Joseph Stephen Medford (1805 – 1882)
  • Elias Parish Alvars (1808–1849)
  • Robert Charles Titcomb (1811 – 1876)
  • William Sterndale Bennett (1816–1875)
  • Henry Charles Litolff (1818–1891)
  • Arthur Dossett (1821 – 1896)
  • John Nuckols (1825 – 1903)
  • Charles Homer (1827 – 1884)
  • Thomas Tawney (1830 – 1886)
  • Arthur Rayford (1833 – 1924)
  • George Bourland (1835 – 1910)
  • James Marden (1838 – 1918)
  • Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900)
  • Robert Eldred (1845 – 1909)
  • Hubert Parry (1848–1918)
  • Edward Ingram (1852 – 1939)
  • Charles Seymour (1854 – 1929)
  • Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
  • Edward German (1862–1936)

Modern and Contemporary (c1880-????)

  • Frederick Delius (1862–1934)
  • James Harris (1863 – 1933)
  • Granville Bantock (1868–1946)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
  • Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912)
  • Havergal Brian (1876–1972)
  • William Hurlstone (1876–1906)
  • Roger Quilter (1877–1953)
  • Joseph Holbrooke (1878–1958)
  • Henry Faulkingham (1878 – 1962)
  • Frank Bridge (1879–1941)
  • Hamilton Harty (1879–1941)
  • John Ireland (1879–1962)
  • John Foulds (1880–1939)
  • Lord Berners (1883–1950)
  • Arnold Bax (1883–1953)
  • George Butterworth (1885–1916)
  • Eric Coates (1886–1957)
  • Arthur Bliss (1891–1975)
  • Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
  • Eugene Goossens (1893–1962)
  • Peter Warlock (1894–1930)
  • Ernest John Moeran (1894–1950)
  • George Goodman (1895 – 1970)
  • Gordon Jacob (1895–1984)
  • Alan Bush (1900–1995)
  • Victor Hely-Hutchinson (1901–1947)
  • Gerald Finzi (1901–1956)
  • Edmund Rubbra (1901–1986)
  • William Walton (1902–1983)
  • Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)
  • Percy Whitlock (1903–1946)
  • Richard Addinsell (1904–1977)
  • Constant Lambert (1905–1951)
  • Alan Rawsthorne (1905–1971)
  • William Alwyn (1905–1985)
  • Michael Tippett (1905–1998)
  • Elisabeth Lutyens (1906–1983)
  • Roy Douglas (1907–2015)
  • Peter Rowell (1911 – 1987)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
  • Richard Arnell (1917–2009)
  • Peter Racine Fricker (1920–1990)
  • Geoffrey Bush (1920–1998)
  • Malcolm Arnold (1921–2006)
  • Doreen Carwithen (1922–2003)
  • Alexander Goehr (born 1932)
  • Harrison Birtwistle (born 1934)
  • Peter Maxwell Davies (1934–2016)
  • Nicholas Maw (1935–2009)
  • Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–2012)
  • John Tavener (1944–2013)
  • John Rutter (born 1945)
  • Michael Finnissy (born 1946)
  • Michael Berkeley (born 1948)
  • Oliver Knussen (1952 – 2018)
  • Dominic Muldowney (born 1952)
  • James Whitbourn (born 1963)
  • Matthew Taylor (born 1964)
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