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ROGER QUILTER  

(1877 - 1953)

After schooling at Eton, the English composer Roger Quilter studied at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, where his fellow students included Balfour Gardiner, Cyril Scott, Norman O’Neill and, briefly, Percy Grainger – composers later known as the Frankfurt Group. Family money allowed him a comfortable existence though it was marred by his epression, the result of his homosexual inclinations.

Vocal Music

Quilter is particularly remembered for his songs, settings of texts that demonstrated his literary perspicacity.

Stage Works

Quilter’s stage music is generally light in nature. His music for a fairy-play for children, Where the Rainbow Ends, won regular performances, but the more ambitious light opera Julia, with words by Rodney Bennett (father of the composer Richard Rodney Bennett), failed, although episodes from it were published. Quilter also wrote music for ballet and incidental music for the theatre.

Instrumental Music

Quilter’s deftness of touch is demonstrated in works such as A Children’s Overture, which once enjoyed considerable popularity.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
British Light Music Naxos 8.505147

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BEST OF BRITISH LIGHT MUSIC Naxos
8.570575-76
Orchestral
Best of British Light Music, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.554709
Orchestral
Best of British Light Music, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.554710
Orchestral
Best of British Light Music, Vol. 3 Naxos
8.554711
Orchestral
Best of British Light Music, Vol. 5 Naxos
8.554713
Orchestral
Cello Duet Arrangements (A Tale of Two Cellos) (Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, Lenehan) Naxos
8.573251
Chamber Music
CROOKS, Richards: Opera Arias / Songs (1925-1945) Delos
DE5501
Vocal
ENGLISH SONG Naxos
8.557559-60
Vocal
FERRIER, Kathleen: Songs of the British Isles (1949-1952) Naxos Historical
8.111081
Vocal
GREENSLEEVES - English Pastoral Music Naxos
8.557535
Orchestral
QUILTER: Folk-Song Arrangements / Part-Songs for Women's Voices (Complete) (English Song, Vol. 11) Naxos
8.557495
Vocal
QUILTER: Songs (English Song, Vol. 5) Naxos
8.557116
Vocal
QUILTER: Where the Rainbow Ends / Country Pieces Marco Polo
8.223444
Orchestral
TEYTE, Maggie: Vocal Portrait (A) (1932-1948) Naxos Historical
8.110757-58
Vocal
TwoPianists Records: Impressions #1 TwoPianists
TP1039237
Vocal
Vocal Recital: Aler, John - MARSHALL, C. / FIRESTONE, I. / RASBACH, O. / SANDERSON, W. / PURCELL, E. / CHARLES, W. / SULLIVAN, A. Delos
DE3181
Vocal
Vocal Recital: Auger, Arleen - COPLAND, A. / OBRADORS, F. / OVALE, J. / STRAUSS, R. / MARX, J. / POULENC, F. / CIMARA, P. (Love Songs) Delos
DE3029
Vocal
Vocal Recital: Breedt, Michelle - ELGAR, E. / ARNE, T.A. / HORDER, M. / QUILTER, R. / COATES, E. / HARRISON, J. (Shakespeare Inspired) TwoPianists
TP1039077
Vocal
Vocal Recital: Sampson, Carolyn - BRITTEN, B. / DEBUSSY, C. / FAURÉ, G. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / POULENC, F. / SCHUBERT, F. (Fleurs) BIS
BIS-2102
Vocal
Vocal Recital: Vyvyan, Jennifer - PURCELL, H. / MORLEY, T. / ARNE, T.A. / HORN, C.E. / GRAINGER, P. (Songs of England) (1954) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81175
Vocal
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