Anthony Hedges Anthony Hedges is a English composer whose output covers most musical genres.
Archibald Joyce Archibald Joyce (25 May 1873 – 22 March 1963) was a light music composer known for his early waltzes.
Arthur Benjamin Arthur Leslie Benjamin (18 September 189310 April 1960) was an Australian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher.
Arthur Wood (composer) Arthur Wood (24 January 1875–18 January 1953) was an English composer and conductor, particularly famous for "Barwick Green", the signature theme for the BBC Radio 4 series The Archers.
Aurelio porfiri Aurelio Porfiri (born 8 August 1968) is an italian composer, conductor, author, and organist.
Aurelio Porfiri Aurelio Porfiri (born 8 August 1968) is an Italian composer, conductor, author, and organist.
Benjamin Frankel Benjamin Frankel (31 January 190612 February 1973) was a British composer.
Billy Mayerl Billy Joseph Mayerl (May 31, 1902 – March 25, 1959) was an English pianist and composer who built a career in music hall and musical theatre and became an acknowledged master of light music.
Bradley Joseph Bradley Joseph (born 1965) is an American composer, arranger, and producer of contemporary instrumental music.
Carey Blyton Carey Blyton (14 March 1932 – 13 July 2002) was a British composer and writer best known for his song Bananas In Pyjamas (1969), which later (1992) became an Australian children's television series, and for his work on Doctor Who.
Carlo Martelli Carlo Martelli is an English composer of classical music.
Charles Ancliffe Charles Ancliffe (1880–1952) was a British composer of light music, chiefly remembered for his waltzes.
Charles Williams (composer) Charles Williams (8 May 18937 September 1978) was a British composer and conductor, contributing music to over 50 films.
Danny Wright (pianist) Danny Wright is an American pianist who has sold over six million albums since his debut in 1986.
David Fanshawe David Arthur Fanshawe (19 April 1942 – 5 July 2010) was an English composer, ethnomusicologist and self-styled explorer.
Eduard Künneke Eduard Künneke (also seen as Edward and spelled Künnecke) (27 January 1885 – 27 October 1953) was a German composer of operettas, operas and theatre music.
Edward German Sir Edward German (17 February 1862 – 11 November 1936) was an English musician and composer of Welsh descent, best remembered for his extensive output of incidental music for the stage an...
Edward White (composer) Edward George White (1910–1994) was a British composer of light music whose compositions including Runaway Rocking Horse (1946), Paris Interlude (1952), Puffin' Billy (1952) and Te...
Eric Coates Eric Coates (27 August 1886 – 21 December 1957) was an English composer of light music and a viola player.
Eric Fenby Eric William Fenby OBE (22 April 190618 February 1997) was an English composer, conductor, pianist, organist and teacher who is best known for being Frederick Delius's amanuensis from 1928 to 1934.
Ernest Bucalossi Procida Bucalossi (1832-1918) and his son Ernest Bucalossi (1859-15 April 1933) were British-Italian light music composers and orchestral arrangers.
Ernest Tomlinson Ernest Tomlinson MBE (born 19 September 1924) is an English composer, particularly noted for his Light music compositions.
Ernst Fischer (composer) Ernst Fischer (10 April 1900 – 10 July 1975) was a German keyboardist and composer of light music both for piano and for orchestra.
Felix Godin Felix Godin, a pseudonym of Henry Albert Brown, was an English composer of light music, best known for his elegiac Valse Septembre, a light waltz written in 1909.
Fred Hartley Fred Hartley (1905–1980) was a Scottish pianist, conductor and composer of light music best known for his waltz Rouge et Noir.
Frederic Bayco Frederic Bayco, sometimes spelt Fredric Bayco (1913 - 1970) was an English organist and composer of light music, best known for his Tudor pastiche "Elizabethan Masque".
Frederic Curzon Frederic Curzon (4 September 18996 December 1973) was an English composer, conductor and musician.
Frédéric Febvre Alexandre Frédéric Febvre (1835 – 14 December 1916) was a French actor.
Gareth Glyn Gareth Glyn, born Gareth Glynne Davies (born 1951), is a Welsh composer and radio broadcaster.
George Melachrino George Melachrino (born George Miltiades; 1 May 1909 — 18 June 1965) was a musician, movie composer, and musical director who was English born of Greek and Italian descent.
Gilbert Vinter Gilbert Vinter was an English conductor and composer, most celebrated for his compositions for brass bands.
Gordon Jacob Gordon Percival Septimus Jacob CBE (5 July 18958 June 1984) was an English composer.
Gordon Langford Gordon Langford (born May 1930 as Gordon Colman) is an English composer, arranger and performer.
Harry Dexter Harry Dexter (1910-1973) was an English music critic and a composer of light music best known for his "Siciliano" of 1953.
Haydn Wood Haydn Wood was a 20th century English composer and a respected violinist.
Henry Mancini Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores.
Herman Finck Herman Finck (November 4, 1872 - April 21, 1939) was a British composer and conductor of Dutch extraction.
Howard Blake Howard Blake OBE (born 28 October 1938) is an English composer whose career has spanned over 50 years and produced more than 650 works.
Ignatius de Orellana Ignatius de Orellana (1860-1931) was a British violinist, composer, conductor and orchestrator.
Ivan Caryll Félix Marie Henri Tilkin (12 May 1861 – 29 November 1921), better known by his pen name Ivan Caryll, was a Belgian composer of operettas and Edwardian musical comedies in the English language.
Jack Strachey Jack Strachey (1894–1972), was an English composer and songwriter Born John Francis Strachey in London on 25 September 1894, he began writing songs in the 1920s for the theatre and the music hal...
Jan Pogány Jan Pogány (real name Jan Maślankiewicz-Pogány) born in Kołobrzeg, Poland) is a Polish classical composer, conductor and cellist.
Jim Brickman Jim Brickman is an American songwriter and pianist of pop music, as well as a radio show host. Being named the most charted male Adult Contemporary artist to date, Brickman has earned six Gold and Platinum albums.
Jimmie Haskell Jimmie Haskell (born Sheridan Pearlman, 1936, Brooklyn, New York, United States) is a prolific American composer and arranger for a variety of popular singers and motion pictures.
John Foulds John Herbert Foulds (2 November 188025 April 1939) was a British composer of classical music.
John Rutter John Milford Rutter CBE (born 24 September 1945) is a British composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music.
Joseph Horovitz Joseph Horovitz (born 26 May 1926 in Vienna, Austria) is a British composer and conductor.
Kai Warner Kai Warner was the stage name of Werner Last (October 27, 1926 - July 9, 1982), a German bandleader and musician.
Laurie Johnson Laurie Johnson is an English film and television composer, and bandleader.
Leighton Lucas Leighton Lucas (5 January 1903 – 1 November 1982) was an English composer and conductor.
Leon Jessel Leon Jessel, or Léon Jessel (January 22, 1871 – January 4, 1942) was a German composer of operettas and light classical music pieces.
Leroy Anderson Leroy Anderson; (June 29, 1908 – May 18, 1975) was an American composer of short, light concert pieces, many of which were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur ...
Leslie Osborne (composer) Leslie Osborne (1905-1990) was an English composer of light music and themes for television and radio.
Light music Light music is a generic term applied to a mainly British musical style of "light" orchestral music, which originated in the 19th century.
Lionel Monckton Lionel John Alexander Monckton (18 December 1861 – 15 February 1924) was an English writer and composer of musical theatre.
Louis Antoine Jullien Louis Antoine Jullien (23 April 181214 March 1860) was a French conductor and composer of light music.
Louis-Antoine Jullien Louis Antoine Jullien (23 April 1812 - 14 March 1860) was a French conductor and composer of light music.
Madeleine Dring Madeleine Winefride Isabelle Dring (September 7, 1923 – March 26, 1977) was an English composer and actress.
Malcolm Arnold Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold, CBE (21 October 1921 – 23 September 2006) was an English composer.
Marc Shaiman Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is an American composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television, and theatre.
Procida Bucalossi Procida Bucalossi (1832-1918) and his son Ernest Bucalossi (1859-15 April 1933) were British-Italian light music composers and orchestral arrangers.
Ray Martin (orchestra leader) Ray Martin (Raymond Stuart Martin; born 'Kurt Kohn' and later anglicised his name) (11 October 1918 - 7 February 1988) was a British orchestra leader.
Richard Addinsell Richard Stewart Addinsell (13 January 190414 November 1977) was a British composer, best known for film music, primarily his Warsaw Concerto, composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight (also known under the later title Suicide Squadron).
Richard Rodney Bennett Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE (29 March 193624 December 2012) was an English composer renowned for his film scores and his jazz performance as much as for his challenging concert works.
Robert Docker Robert Docker (5 June 1918 – 9 May 1992) was an English composer, arranger and pianist, especially noted for his orchestral arrangements and original light music compositions.
Robert Farnon Robert Joseph Farnon (July 24, 1917April 23, 2005) was a Canadian-born composer, conductor, musical arranger and trumpet player.
Robert Wendel Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1951, Robert Wendel showed an early talent for music as a piano student, however, small hands and a broken left wrist redirected his musical interests towards conducting and composing/arranging when he attended the University of Connecticut double majoring in...
Roger Quilter Roger Cuthbert Quilter (1 November 187721 September 1953) was an English composer, known particularly for his songs.
Ron Goodwin Ronald Alfred Goodwin (17 February 19258 January 2003) was an English composer and conductor known for his film music.
Ronald Binge Ronald Binge (15 July 19106 September 1979) was a British composer and arranger of light music.
Ronald Hanmer Ronald Hanmer (2 February 191723 May 1994) was a British conductor, composer and arranger of light music, who spent his latter years in Australia.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 18751 September 1912) was an English composer who achieved such success that he was once called the "African Mahler".
Sidney Torch Sidney Torch MBE (5 June 1908 - 16 July 1990) was a British pianist, cinema organist, conductor, orchestral arranger and a composer of light music.
Stanley Black Stanley Black OBE (14 June 1913 – 27 November 2002) was an English bandleader, composer, conductor, arranger and pianist.
Sydney Baynes Sydney Baynes (1 January 1879 – 9 March 1938) was an English conductor, composer and leader of one of the United Kingdom's most popular radio bands.
Trevor Duncan Trevor Duncan was an English composer, particularly noted for his light music compositions.
Vivian Ellis Vivian Ellis (29 October 1904 – 19 June 1996) was an English musical comedy composer best known for the song "Spread a Little Happiness" and the theme "Coronation Scot".
W. H. Jude William Herbert Jude (1851-1922), usually credited as W.H. Jude, was an English composer and organist.
William Blezard William Blezard (10 March 1921 Padiham, Lancashire - 2 March 2003, Barnes, London) was a talented pianist and composer who was musical director to Noël Coward, Marlene Dietrich and Joyce Grenfell.
William Loose William George "Bill" Loose (June 5, 1910 – February 22, 1991) was an American composer of film, cartoon and television soundtrack music and stock musical cues.
William Monk Gould William Monk Gould, (1856–7 April 1923) was a British composer of light music: his popular song The Curfew (1898) was particularly well-known.
Willliam Loose William Loose also known as Bill Loose born 5 June 1910 died 22 February 1991 was a prolific American composer of film, cartoon and television soundtrack music and stock musical cues.
Émile Waldteufel Émile Waldteufel (9 December 1837 – 12 February 1915) was a French pianist, conductor and composer of dance music.