Cruft, Adrian (Francis)

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Cruft, Adrian (Francis) (b Mitcham, 1921; d London, 1987). Eng. composer, conductor, and teacher. Played db. in London orchs. 1947–69. Prof., RCM, from 1962. Chairman, Composers' Guild 1966. Comps. incl. Partita for orch.; Divertimento for str.; Prospero's Island; cantata Alma Redemptoris Mater; other choral works; and songs. See below.