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.
Alan Rawsthorne (1905–1971) was an English composer. Rawsthorne was born on the 2nd May 1905 in Haslingden, Lancashire. After attempting careers in dentistry and architecture, he decided instead to study music, which he did in Manchester and Berlin. His breakthrough came with the "Theme and Variations" for two violins (1938) and "Symphonic Studies" for orchestra (1938).
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.
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.
Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, CH, KCVO (2nd August 1891-27th March 1975) was a British composer. Born to an American father and English mother, Bliss went to Bilton Grange Preparatory School and Rugby before going up to Cambridge. He was destined to display characteristics of both nations, his profound romanticism balanced by an unquenchable energy and optimism.
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (September 30, 1852 – 29 March 1924) was an Irish composer. Stanford was born in Dublin, the only son of John Stanford, examiner in the Court of Chancery (Dublin) and clerk of the Crown, County Meath. Both parents were accomplished amateur musicians; his father sang bass and his mother was a pianist.