Other books with substantial references to Delius


Monographien Moderner Musiker, C F Kahnt Nachfolger, Leipzig 1907 [in Vol. II: ‘Frederick Delius’ by Max Chop]


Our Favourite Musicians, from Stanford to Holbrooke by Sidney Grew, Edinburgh Press 1922 [Ch. V: ‘Frederick Delius’ pp.109-32]


A Survey of Contemporary Music by Cecil Gray, OUP 1924 [chapter on Delius, pp.58-77]

A Dictionary of Modern Music and Musicians [entry ‘Frederick Delius’ by Philip Heseltine], ed. A Eaglefield Hull, Dent 1924, pp.116-7; reprinted in Delius Society Journal 94 Autumn 1987 Heseltine issue, pp.30-1; in The Occasional Writings of Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock) vol. 4, ed. Barry Smith, Thames Publishing 1999, pp.59-61


XXIII A Musical Novel by Frederick Delius [Fennimore and Gerda]’, in Stepchildren of Music by Eric Blom, Foulis & Co c. 1925

Contemporary British Composers by Joseph Holbrooke, Cecil Palmer 1925 [chapter on Delius pp.147-61, with portrait and two facsimiles of musical examples]


Peter Warlock by Cecil Gray (with contributions by Sir Richard Terry and Robert Nichols and a Foreword by Augustus John), Jonathan Cape 1934; reissued 1938

My 70 Years’ Musical Memories (1860-1930) by Samuel Midgley, Novello n.d. [1934]


Beecham and Pharaoh by Ethel Smyth, Chapman and Hall 1935


My Life of Music by Sir Henry Wood, Gollancz 1938


A Mingled Chime by Sir Thomas Beecham, Putnam’s Sons, New York 1943; reprinted as A Mingled Chime: Leaves from an autobiography, Hutchinson 1944; 1979


Music in the Five Towns 1840-1914 by Reginald Nettel, OUP 1944 [Ch. XIII: Delius pp.98-106]


Norman O’Neill: A Life of Music by Derek Hudson, Quality Press 1945; new edition ed. Katherine Hudson and Stephen Lloyd, EM Publishing 2015

Ten Composers by Neville Cardus, Cape 1945; revised as A Composer’s Eleven, Cape 1958


Frederick Delius by Ralph Hill, in British Music of Our Time ed. A L Bacharach, Pelican 1946 pp.30-43; new edition 1951 pp.30-43

Music on Record by F W Gaisberg, Robert Hale 1946 (description of Elgar and Gaisberg’s visit to Delius in 1933, pp.240-1) 


Portraits with Backgrounds by Catherine Barjansky in collaboration with Elinore Denniston, Macmillan (New York) 1947, Geoffrey Bles (London) 1948 [Ch. 10: ‘A Late Lark Singing’; Ch. 11: ‘Only One Happiness’]


Musical Chairs or Between Two Stools. Being the Life and Memoirs of Cecil Gray, Home and Van Thal 1948; new edition with ‘new afterword by Pauline Gray’, Hogarth Press 1985 (certain pages reprinted in A Delius Companion ed. Christopher Redwood, Calder 1976 pp.135-45)


Overture and Beginners by Sir Eugene Goossens, Methuen 1951


The Music Masters ed. A L Bacharach [in Vol. 3 Ch. 13: ‘Frederick Delius’ by Christopher Grier], Cassell 1952; Pelican 1958 pp.102-13

Musical Trends in the 20th Century by Norman Demuth, Rockliff 1952

Frederick Delius by Arthur Hutchings, in The Concerto ed. Ralph Hill, Pelican 1952 pp.261-275


Suite in Four Movements – An Autobiography by Eric Coates (on Delius as conductor, p.148), Heinemann 1953


‘Real Life Adventurers: Frederick Delius’ [his life in a strip cartoon], Eagle Annual no 5, Hulton Press 1956, p.47

From the World of Music. Ernest Newman. Essays from ‘The Sunday Times selected by Felix Aprahamian, Calder 1956


Am I too loud ?: The memoirs of a piano accompanist by Gerald Moore, Hamish Hamilton 1962; Penguin 1966

Man and his Music (section on ‘Delius, Sibelius and Nature’ p.923, Barrie and Rockliff 1962


Sons of the Generous Earth by Philip Oyler, Hodder and Stoughton 1963; The Country Book Club 1964 [Ch. IV: ‘Some Memories of Delius’]


The English Musical Renaissance by Frank Howes, Secker & Warburg 1966


The Other Florida by Gloria Jahoda, Scribner 1967


Trumpets over the Sea – being a rambling and egotistical account of the London Symphony Orchestra’s engagement at Daytona Beach, Florida in July-August 1967 by J B Priestley, Heinemann 1968 [visit to Solano Grove pp.90-94]


Sidelights on a Century of Music 1825-1924 by Gervase Hughes, Macdonald 1969 [Ch. 7: ‘Delius’s piano concerto’ pp.39-44]


Seven Ages: An autobiography 1888-1927 (first of two vols.) by Basil Dean, Hutchinson 1970 [1923 London production of Hassan: pp.145-6, 172-3 & 181-90 with 4 plates]; see also Basil Dean’s Introduction to Hassan by James Elroy Flecker – An acting edition prepared and introduced by Basil Dean, Heinemann 1951, xi-xxii


Granville Bantock – a personal portrait by Myrrha Bantock, Dent 1972


Sir Thomas Beecham conductor and impresario – as remembered by his friends and colleagues compiled and edited by H Procter-Gregg, Westmorland Gazette 1973; revised as Beecham Remembered, Duckworth 1976


My Viola and I – A Complete Autobiography by Lionel Tertis, Paul Elek 1974; paperback Kahn & Averill 1991

A Peter Warlock Handbook Volume 1 compiled by Fred Tomlinson, Triad Press 1974


Warlock and Delius by Fred Tomlinson, Thames Publishing 1976 31pp.

Percy Grainger by John Bird, Elek 1976; Faber Paperbacks 1982, revised Oxford University Press 1999


A Peter Warlock Handbook Volume 2 compiled by Fred Tomlinson, Triad Press 1977


The Music of Peter Warlock: A Critical Survey by I A Copley, Dennis Dobson 1979

The English Musical Renaissance by Peter J Pirie, Gollancz 1979


The Percy Grainger Companion ed. Lewis Foreman [Ch. 4: ‘Impulsive Friend: Grainger and Delius’ by Lionel Carley], Thames Publishing 1981 pp.31-50


An Elgar Companion ed. Christopher Redwood [VI/3: ‘Elgar and Delius’by C Redwood], Sequoia 1982

Deryck Cooke: Vindications — Essays on Romantic Music ed. David Matthews, Faber 1982

(includes ‘Delius: A Centenary Evaluation’ from The Listener 25 January 1962 and ‘Delius and Form: A Vindication’ from The Musical Times June and July 1962)

see also ‘The Deryck Cooke Delius Bibliography’ compiled by Mark Doran,

Grainger’s Collection of Music by Other Composers by Phil Clifford, Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne Catalogue 2, Percy Grainger Music Collection Part Two, University of Melbourne 1982


H Balfour Gardiner by Stephen Lloyd, OUP 1984; paperback edition 2005


My Orchestras and Other Adventures – The Memoirs of Boyd NeelUniversity of Toronto Press 1985

The Cello and the Nightingales: The Autobiography of Beatrice Harrison ed. Patricia Cleveland-Peck, John Murray 1985

The Farthest North of Humanness: Letters of Percy Grainger 1901-1914 ed. Kay Dreyfus, Macmillan 1985

Sensibility and English Song: Critical studies of the early twentieth century (2 vols.) by Stephen Banfield, CUP 1985; paperback 1988

J P Jacobsens spor i ord, billeder og toner ed. F J Billeskov Jansen, Copenhagen 1985, [twelve essays – ‘J P Jacobsen and Music’ by John Bergsagel, pp.285-313]


Havergal Brian on Music – Vol. One: British Musiced. Malcolm MacDonald, Toccata Press 1986 (includes ‘The Art of Frederick Delius’ [Musical Opinion, March-October 1924; condensed version], ‘The Delius Festival’ [Musical Opinion, Nov. & Dec. 1929], ‘[Delius’ Personality]’ [Musical Opinion, Nov. 1929], ‘The Passing of Delius’ [Musical Opinion, July 1934], ‘Delius in Decline’ (review of Fenby, Delius as I Knew Him) [Musical Opinion, Dec. 1936], ‘Delius: The Last Phase’ [Musical Opinion, December 1936])

Spring Returning – a selection from the works of James Farrarmade and introduced by Christopher Palmer,Thames Publishing 1986

Pursued by a Bear: An autobiography by David Howarth, Collins 1986 [Ch. 4: The BBC]; also ‘The Last Summer’, Harper’s Magazine 223 no. 1338 November 1961 pp.89-93


From Parry to Britten – British Music in Letters 1900-1945 by Lewis Foreman, Batsford 1987


C W Orr – the unknown song-composer by Jane Wilson, Thames Publishing 1989 [including as Appendix A the complete correspondence of 14 letters from Delius to Orr 1916-1921]


Capriol for Mother: A Memoir of Peter Warlock by Nigel Heseltine, Thames Publishing 1992


The English Musical Renaissance 1860-1940: Construction and Destruction by Robert Stradling and Meirion Hughes, Routledge 1993

Delius, Bridge & Somerville by Michael Pilkington (English Solo Song Guides to the repertoire – 3), Thames Publishing 1993


The All-Round Man: Selected Letters of Percy Grainger 1914-1961 eds. Malcolm Gillies and David Pear, Clarendon Press 1994

Peter Warlock: The Life of Philip Heseltine by Barry Smith, OUP 1994


Peter Warlock the Composer by Brian Collins, Scolar Press 1996

Violet – The Life and Loves of Violet Gordon Woodhouse by Jessica Douglas-Home, Harvill Press 1996


The Occasional Writings of Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock) (4 vols.) edited and introduced by Barry Smith, Thames Publishing 1997-1999


Albert Sammons, violinist – the life of ‘Our Albert’ by Eric Wetherell, Thames Publishing 1998


Nothing So Charming As Musick! – the life and times of Frederic Austin, singer, composer, teacher by Martin Lee-Browne, Thames Publishing 1999

Grainger on Music eds. Malcolm Gillies and Bruce Clunies Ross, OUP 1999

‘An English Composer at the Heart of Nordic Culture: Frederick Delius and his Friends’ by Lionel Carley, in Nordic Letters 1870-1910 eds. Michael Robinson and Janet Garton, Norvik Press 1999 pp.376-97

New World Symphonies by Jack Sullivan, Yale University Press 1999


Frederick Delius and Peter Warlock: A Friendship Revealed ed. by Barry Smith, OUP 2000


Roger Quilter – His Life and Music by Valerie Langfield, Boydell Press 2002


Putting Poetry First. A Life of Robert Nichols 1893-1944 by Anne & William Charlton, Michael Russell 2003


Delius & Fenby: A Photographic Journey by Lyndon Jenkins and Paul Guinery, The Delius Society 2004


The Collected Letters of Peter Warlock [4 volumes] ed. Barry Smith, Boydell 2005

Parry to Finzi: Twenty English Song-Composers by Trevor Hold, Boydell 2005


Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger eds. Malcolm Gillies, David Pear and Mark Carroll, OUP 2006


Thomas Beecham: an obsession with music by John Lucas, Boydell 2008


Les Colonies artistiques de Grez-sur-Loing 1860-1914, ed. Claire Leray, Artistes du Bout du Monde, Grez-sur-Loing, 2010


Hamilton Harty – Musical Polymath by Jeremy Dibble, Boydell 2013


Constant Lambert: Beyond The Rio Grande by Stephen Lloyd, Boydell 2014


Felix Aprahamian: Diaries and Selected Writings on Music edited by Lewis and Susan Foreman, Boydell 2015


The Alphorn through the Eyes of the Classical Composer by Frances Jones, Vernon Press, US (reference pp.255-6 to the horns in the Mass of Life, Introduction to Part 2)

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With Baton and Bow, A Musical Pierage by John Morava [John Atkinson; visits Delius c. 1930 pp.24-5], n.d.