Percy E. Fletcher
Percy Eastman Fletcher (12 December 1879 – 10 December 1932) was a British composer of classical music, born in Derby. He worked as musical director at London theatres including the Drury Lane Theatre and, from 1915 onward, His Majesty's Theatre. Besides, he wrote ballads, works for chorus, and suites for light orchestra, organ voluntaries for church use, as well as pieces commissioned for brass band competitions, including the tone poem Labour and Love used by the Irwell Springs Band to win the 1913 National Championships. This piece is often regarded as a significant moment in the development of the modern brass band movement and repertoire. It was followed by 'An Epic Symphony', used as the test piece for the Championship Section of the National Championships in 1926.
An article written for the brass band website 4barsrest.com places Fletcher amongst the ten greatest brass band composers.
Birth and Death Data: Born December 12th, 1879, Died September 10th, 1932
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-11374||10-in.||12/14/1911||Intermezzo march||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50960||10-in.||3/21/1929||Pearl o' mine||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62313||10-in.||5/27/1930||Kashmiri song||Connecticut Yankees||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||arranger|
|Columbia||79513||10-in.||11/11/1920||The Chinaman's song||Prince's Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Gramophone||0EA7397||10-in.||3/17/1939||Demoiselle chic : Intermezzo||Clifford Greenwood ; London Palladium Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fletcher, Percy E.," accessed July 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104553.
Fletcher, Percy E.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104553.
"Fletcher, Percy E.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 July 2021.
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