William Wordsworth

Composer

1908 – 1988

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Who was William Wordsworth?

William Brocklesby Wordsworth was an English composer.

Wordsworth was born in London. He studied harmony and counterpoint under George Oldroyd from 1921 to 1931, continuing his study with Donald Francis Tovey at Edinburgh University from 1934 to 1936. In anticipation of conscientious objection he voluntarily began work on the land in 1939, and this role was later made a condition of exemption from military service by his tribunal. He lived in England until 1961 when he moved to Inverness-shire; in 1966, he helped found the Scottish Composer's Guild. His works, which number over 100, are largely tonal and Romantic in style.

He helped form the Society of Scottish Composers.

He died at Kingussie in Scotland.

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Born
Dec 17, 1908
London
Died
Mar 10, 1988

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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