Overview

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, MC (12 July 1885 – 5 August 1916) was an English composer who was best known for the orchestral idyll The Banks of Green Willow and his song settings of A. E. Housman's poems from A Shropshire Lad.

Biography

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, MC (12 July 1885 – 5 August 1916) was an English composer who was best known for the orchestral idyll The Banks of Green Willow and his song settings of A. E. Housman's poems from A Shropshire Lad.

List of compositions

Butterworth's complete extant works are:

  • Two English Idylls for orchestra (1910–1911)
  • A Shropshire Lad, Rhapsody for orchestra (1911)
  • The Banks of Green Willow for orchestra (1913)
  • Love Blows As the Wind Blows, a song cycle for voice and piano (or string quartet) (both 1911–12) or small orchestra (1914) (words William Ernest Henley)
  • Suite for String Quartet (1910)
  • Eleven Songs from A Shropshire Lad (i.e., Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad, and Bredon Hill and Other Songs) ([words A. E.Housman] 1910–1911)
  • Folk Songs From Sussex (1912)
  • Haste On, My Joys!, song (date unknown, probably pre-1906) [words Robert Bridges]
  • I Will Make You Brooches (date unknown) [words Robert Louis Stevenson]
  • I Fear Thy Kisses (1909) [words Percy Bysshe Shelley]
  • Requiescat, song (1911) [words Oscar Wilde]
  • In The Highlands, for female voices and piano (poss. 1912) [words R. L. Stevenson]
  • On Christmas Night, for male chorus (poss. 1912) [folksong]
  • We Get Up In The Morn, for male chorus (poss. 1912) [folksong]
  • Morris Dance Tunes Books 8 & 9 (1914)

Arrangements of Butterworth's compositions

  • Fantasia for Orchestra (1914), edited and completed by Martin Yates
  • Fantasia for Orchestra (1914), edited and completed by Kriss Russman
  • Two English Idylls (arranged for piano duet by John Mitchell) (1999)
  • A Shropshire Lad: Rhapsody (arranged for piano by John Mitchell) (2011)
  • Suite for Small Orchestra (arrangement of the Suite for String Quartet by Phillip Brookes) (2012)
  • Eleven Songs from A Shropshire Lad (with accompaniment for small orchestra, arranged by Phillip Brookes) (2006)

Other writings

The Country Dance Book, parts 3 (1912) and 4 (1916) with Cecil Sharp

Butterworth
Information
Info: English composer
Index: 6.6
Type: Person Male
Period: 1885.7.12 - 1916.8.5
Age: aged 31
Area :United Kingdom
Occupation :Composer
Periods :Romantic Music / Modernist Music

Artist

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