- Philip L. Scowcroft
(b Barnstaple, Nov 6, 1883; d Harefield, April 24, 1945). English conductor and composer. He studied piano and composition at the RAM from 1901, winning the Goring Thomas Scholarship in 1904 for his opera The Spanish Student. Much of his work was for film and he is best remembered for A Cornish Rhapsody, his miniature piano concerto for the film Love Story (1944). For the concert hall he composed rousing marches, light concert suites and single genre movements. He was well known in the theatre and his other works include The Visions of Hannele, a symphonic poem based on incidental music for the stage. His operas, after Longfellow, Hardy, Gerald du Maurier and others, were less popular than the patriotic operetta Young England, written with Clutsam and Basil Hood, and first produced during World War I.
Bath's cantatas, especially The Wedding of Shon Maclean and The Wake of O'Connor...