VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON (1901 - 1947)
Born in South Africa, where his father was Governor of Cape Colony, the English composer Victor Hely-Hutchinson studied at Oxford and at the Royal College of Music in London. He spent much of his career in the service of the BBC, finally as director of music.
Orchestral and Vocal Music
Hely-Hutchinson is remembered as a composer for his A Carol Symphony and Variations for Orchestra, published in 1927. His settings of nonsense poems by Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear continue to please and amuse.