On a Summer Evening
Composed by Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)
For flute and piano
Published by Emerson Wind Editions
written on a winter's evening | January 5, 1972
Gordon Jacob was one of the most popular and versatile of British 20th century composers, particularly acclaimed for his works in a lighter vein. His music displays craftsmanship, virtuosity of instrumentation, and lively wit. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music (RCM) with Stanford, Parry and Howells; He then became a lecturer at the RCM for 40 years, where his own pupils included Malcolm Arnold and Imogen Holst.