ALEC ROWLEY (1892 - 1958)
A pupil of Frederick Corder at the Royal Academy of Music in
London, The English teacher, composer and pianist Alec Rowley taught composition
at Trinity College in London. He broadcast frequently in piano duet repertoire
with Edgar Moy, and his name was known to many through his writing and through
the many educational pieces that he wrote, staple fare for many a beginner or
amateur player. His more demanding work as a composer has been unfairly neglected.
Rowleys Piano Concerto No.1, scored for piano, strings, and percussion,
was first performed in 1938.