Walter Leigh

Walter Leigh (22 June 1905 – 12 June 1942) was an English composer. Leigh is best known for his Concertino for harpsichord and string orchestra, written in 1934. Other famous works include the overture Agincourt and The Frogs of Aristophanes for chorus and orchestra. He wrote music for documentary films and there is an unfinished sketch for a symphony.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 22nd, 1905 (London), Died June 12th, 1942 (Tobruk)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-98453 12-in. 12/23/1935 Mr. Oakley's composition Alexander Haas String ensemble, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leigh, Walter," accessed October 23, 2020,

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"Leigh, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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