Jackson, Arthur Herbert

1852-1881

English composer and pianist; born at London. He began to study at the Royal Academy of Music in 1872, winning the bronze, silver and Lucas medals for composition. In 1878 he was elected professor of harmony and composition there. In spite of his early death, at the age of twenty-nine years, he had done work of great merit. Among his compositions are a toccata, written in his twenty-second year; a march and waltz; In a boat, a barcarolle or Venetian boat song; Elaine; a Capriccio Andante con variazione; Song of the Stream; Gavotte and Musette; three humorous sketches; a fugue in E; three Dances Grotesques; and Andante and Allegro Giocoso. His more pretentious works are an intermezzo for the orchestra; The Bride of Abydos, an overture; a concerto for piano and orchestra; and a violin concerto. Among his vocal compositions in manuscript are two masses for male voices; a magnificat;  the cantata, Jason and the Golden Fleece; a choral ballad, Lord Ullin's Daughter; and many songs; also the four-part piece, 'Twas When the Seas Were Roaring; and the duet, O, Nightingale.