George Dyson (composer)
George Dyson - son of a blacksmith - studied with Charles Villiers Stanford at the Royal College of Music in London. A scholarship enabled him to 1904 to 1908 to study in Italy, Vienna and Berlin. After he returned to England in 1907, he became the first Director of the Royal Naval College, Osborne. In 1911 he went to Marlborough College. In World War I he enlisted in the military to prepare for military bands to their service. In France, he came on horseback under artillery fire. Although he was unhurt, but as a result of shock, he was honorably discharged from the army. In 1917 he married Mildred Atkey. 1921 Dyson took a professorship at the Royal College of Music. From 1924 to 1937 he served as Music Director in Winchester, from 1938 to 1952 he was director of the self- Royal College of Music.
The compositions include a Dyson's Symphony in G major (1937 ), a violin concerto (1942 ), other orchestral works, oratorios ( and Others The Canterbury Pilgrims, Quo Vadis ), chamber music, and numerous works for chorus a cappella. Dyson remained musically the English tradition of the late 19th century obliged. At times reminiscent of Jean Sibelius are recognizable.