Hurd, Michael John
HURD, Michael John
HURD, Michael John. British, b. 1928. Genres: Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Music, Biography. Career: Freelance composer, writer, and lectr. on music. Professor of Theory, Royal Marines School of Music, 1953-59. Publications: Immortal Hour: The Life and Period of Rutland Boughton, 1962; Young Person's Guide to Concerts, 1962; Young Person's Guide to Opera, 1963; Young Person's Guide to English Music, 1965; Sailors' Songs and Shanties, 1965; Soldiers' Songs and Marches, 1966; Benjamin Britten, 1966; The Composer, 1968; An Outline History of European Music, 1969; Elgar, 1969; Vaughan Williams, 1970; Mendelssohn, 1970; The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney, 1978; Tippett, 1978; The Oxford Junior Companion to Music, 1979; The Orchestra, 1980; Vincent Novello-and Company, 1981; Rutland Boughton and the Glastonbury Festivals, 1993; Letters of Gerald Finzi and Howard Ferguson, 2001. LIBRETTIST AND COMPOSER: Little Billy, 1966; Jonah-Man Jazz, 1966; Mr. Punch, 1970; (with D. Hughes) The Widow of Ephesus, 1972; Swingin' Samson, 1974; Rooster Rag, 1976; Pilgrim, 1978; Adam-in-Eden, 1982; Mrs. Beeton's Book, 1983; A New Nowell, 1987; Captain Coram's Kids, 1988; Prodigal, 1989; The Liberty Tree, 1990; King and Conscience, 1990; Mr. Owen's Great Endeavour, 1991; The Aspern Papers, 1993; The Night of the Wedding, 1998. Address: 4 Church St, West Liss, Hants., England.