- Howard Mayer Brown
(b Leeds, May 4, 1907; d Firle, Sussex, Jan 20, 1990). English musicologist, husband of Gloria Rose. He was educated at St Paul’s School and Oxford (BA 1930, BLitt 1946). He studied the viol, the violin and the interpretation of early music with Arnold Dolmetsch in Haslemere, harmony and counterpoint with H.K. Andrews and R.O. Morris, and composition with Wellesz at Oxford. He divided his career between performance and scholarship. As Leverhulme Research Fellow (1934–6) he scored and catalogued English 17th-century music for viols. He was a member of the English Consort of Viols (1935–9) and the London Consort (1950–60), and founded and directed the Donington Consort (1956–61). From 1961 he spent much of his time in the USA, where he lectured and performed at several universities and music festivals, including the Carmel California Bach Festival (1961, 1971...