(1877 - 1953)
One of the most successful and prolific of English song writers, Quilter studied privately with Iwan Knorr at the Conservatory in Frankfurt, where fellow students included Grainger, Scott, Balfour Gardiner and O'Neill. Between 1900 and 1910 leading vocalists including Denham Price and Gervase Elwes took his songs into their repertoires and his music quickly became popular with the Edwardian public. Roger Quilter's songs demonstrated a refined development from Victorian drawing room ballads. Quilter's orchestral works were conducted by Henry Wood at the Promenade Concerts and became the master of the lyrical line, sensitive accompaniment, and precise verbal accentuation.
Composition timpani and percussion requirements
As You Like It
Timpani + 2 percussion
Triangle, clash cymbals, snare drum, tambourine
Timpani + 4 percussion
1) glockenspiel, tambourine, triangle, 2) snare drum, triangle, 3) clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, triangle, 4) orchestral bass drum