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Classical Music Composers from the British Isles II Quiz

Another 15 British composers to identify - ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary - from a picture and some clues. 15 Questions.

 
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Composer number one was from the renaissance period, and was also a singer and lutenist. His music underwent a revival in the 20th century, as staple repertoire for lute and guitar players. Who is he?

  • Thomas Morley
  • Maurice Green
  • John Dowland
  • Thomas Tallis

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This composer is also from the Renaissance. He was also and organist and was the foremost member of the English Madrigal School. Who is he?

  • Thomas Morley
  • Thomas Arne
  • William Boyce
  • John Dowland

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Now we move on to the Baroque Period. This composer was also an organist, as well as a teacher whose pupils included Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell. Who is he?

  • John Tavener
  • Maurice Greene
  • Thomas Morley
  • John Blow

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Now an easy one! This composer, born 1710 in London, is best known for the patriotic song 'Rule, Britannia!'No more clues needed - who is he?

  • Thomas Tallis
  • Thomas Arne
  • William Boyce
  • Maurice Greene

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Moving forward to 1852 and the birth of this composer, teacher and conductor in Ireland. Writer of seven symphonies, he is best known for his choral church music. Who is he?

  • Charles Wesley
  • Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • John Tavener

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This composer, who died in 1983, wrote in several genres from film scores to opera. His best-known works include Facade and Belshazzar's Feast, a cantata. His name?

  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Sir Michael Tippett
  • Harrison Birtwistle
  • Sir William Walton

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In his long career, this composer produced a large body of works of all types - the one he is probably best known for is A Child of Our Time, an oratorio. He died in 1998. Who is he?

  • Sir Michael Tippett
  • Harrison Birtwistle
  • Charles Wesley
  • John Tavener

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Going right back to 1490, this English composer and organist was regarded as the most important composer of his era. His music included masses, Magnificats and motets. His name?

  • John Taverner
  • John Dowland
  • John Blow
  • John Rutter

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This composer was also an organist, appointed at Winchester college at the age of 22. He is best known for his choral music, especially madrigals and church music. Do you know him?

  • John Dowland
  • Thomas Arne
  • Maurice Greene
  • Thomas Weelkes

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This is probably the most obscure composer here. I remember his name from my piano lessons. He is known for his keyboard music as well as both sacred and secular vocal music. Take a guess?

  • William Boyce
  • Maurice Greene
  • John Rutter
  • Thomas Arne

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This 18th century composer was a choirboy at St Paul's Cathedral before studying music with Maurice Greene. He is best known for his set of eight symphonies plus his anthems and odes. Who is he?

  • John Rutter
  • William Boyce
  • Charles Wesley
  • John Blow

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This composer was an English leader of the Methodist movement, and is chiefly remembered for the many hymns he wrote. His name?

  • John Blow
  • Thomas Morley
  • Thomas Weelkes
  • Charles Wesley

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Moving back to the 20th century, this composer and conductor's best known works are the ballet suite 'Checkmate' and the suite 'Things to Come'. He died in 1975. His name?

  • Harrison Birtwistle
  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • John Rutter
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

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Now a contemporary composer, born in 1934 in Accrington. His music is evocative of Igor Stravinsky and Olivier Messaien. Not my cup of tea at all, but do you know who it might be?

  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Charles Villiers Stanford
  • John Taverner
  • Harrison Birtwistle

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And finally, another contemporary composer who is also a conductor, editor, arranger and record producer. He founded the Cambridge Singers and is a prolific composer of mainly choral music. He is?

  • John Rutter
  • Harrison Birtwistle
  • John Taverner
  • Sir Arthur Bliss

 

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