Armstrong Gibbs

An English composer and conductor

ABOUT

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (he disliked the name Cecil so was known as Armstrong) was a prolific and versatile composer of the first half of the twentieth century. He studied under Sir Adrian Boult and Ralph Vaughan Williams and was a contemporary of Herbert Howells, Sir Arthur Bliss and Sir Arnold Bax. Known principally for his solo songs Gibbs also wrote music for the stage, sacred works, three symphonies and a substantial amount of chamber music. He gained wide recognition during the early part of his life, but until recently, like many of his contemporaries, has been little known. Although he retired from adjudicating he continued to compose and conduct up until his death in May 1960. He is buried with his wife Honor in Danbury churchyard.

SAMPLE RECORDINGS

Stephen Varcoe, Roger Vignoles

RTE Concert Orchestra

Guildhall Strings

Australian Discovery Orchestra

London Piano Trio

RECENT RECORDINGS

The latest CD releases of Armstrong Gibbs compositions

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CONTACT US

For any enquires, feel free to send an email to the Secretary, David Rust, at davidandrachelrust@yahoo.co.uk.