John Gardner CBE
British Composer 1917 – 2011
About John Gardner
John Gardner was born on 2nd March 1917, and died on 12th December 2011. He is best known for his setting of Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, but with a professional career which began in 1951 with the success of his First Symphony under Barbirolli at the Cheltenham Festival, he has a catalogue of 249 opus numbers, and there is plenty more music which deserves to be heard.
His 90th anniversary inspired many performances of his works, many of which were attended by the composer, and was marked by the release on Naxos of his Symphony No.1, Piano Concerto and the Overture Midsummer Ale.
This website will help you find out more about Gardner’s music, whether you are a concert promoter, performer or an enthusiast. The website is managed by Chris Gardner.
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