GATTY, Nicholas (Comyn). b. Bradfield, near Sheffield, 13 September 1874; d. London, 10 November 1946. Gatty was educated at Downing College, Cambridge (1894-98) and at the Royal College of Music (1898-1901). Both institutions coloured his future development and at both he was a member of the inner circle around his friend Ralph Vaughan Williams*. Although he produced a handful of orchestral works, a choral setting of Milton*’s ode On Time for the Sheffield Festival of 1905 and various chamber works, his most substantial achievement as a composer was for the opera. His opera Greysteel (first seen as a one-act piece in Sheffield in 1906 and extended for its revival at Sadler’s Wells in 1938)...
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