Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (May 12, 1903 – December 26, 1989) was an English composer. He was born in Oxford, England, and educated at the Dragon School, Gresham's School and Merton College, Oxford.
Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979) was an English composer and violist, best known for her chamber music featuring the viola. She is considered one of the most important British composers in the period between World War I and World War II; she has also been described as the most distinguished British female composer of her generation.
William (Havergal) Brian (1876–1972), was an English composer. William Brian (he adopted the name "Havergal" from a local family of hymn-writers) was born on 29th January 1876 in Dresden, a district of Stoke-on-Trent, and was one of a very small number of composers to come from the English working class.
Kenneth Leighton (b. Wakefield, October 2, 1929, d. Edinburgh, August 24, 1988) was an English composer. Leighton was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire and was a chorister at Wakefield Cathedral from 1937 to 1942.
Edgar Leslie Bainton (February 14, 1880–December 8, 1956) was a British composer, most celebrated for his church music. Easily his most famous piece is the liturgical anthem And I saw a New Heaven, but during recent years Bainton's other musical works - for decades neglected - have become increasingly often heard in the concert repertoire.
Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) was a Catalan-born composer, musical scholar, and writer. Gerhard (who only consistently adopted the form ‘Roberto’ after he was exiled from Spain) was the son of a German-Swiss father and an Alsatian mother.