Glover, William Howard


English violinist and composer; born in London; the son of Mrs. Glover, the actress. He studied the violin under Wagstaff, and made a tour through Europe. After his return to London he did a little of everything in a musical way, taught, composed, played in public, conducted and was musical critic of the Morning Post for some years. From 1868 to his death  he lived in New York, where he was conductor of Niblo's Orchestra. His principal compositions are the operas, Ruy Bias, Amineta, The Coquette, Palomita, and Once Too Often; the orchestral overture to Manfred; romances and other piano music; songs; vocal duets and quartets. Tarn O'Shanter, a cantata, is the best known of his larger works. In 1863 he arranged a performance of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony illustrated by pictures.