1913 in British music
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|1910s in music in the UK|
This is a summary of 1913 in music in the United Kingdom.
- 10 September – The première of Jean Sibelius's tone poem Luonnotar takes place at the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester Cathedral, with soprano Aino Ackté and orchestra conducted by Herbert Brewer.
- 1 October – Marie Lloyd and her lover, Bernard Dillon, are arrested by the US immigration authorities on their arrival in New York, when it is discovered that they are not married.
- date unknown
- Harry Lauder – "It's Nicer To Be In Bed"
Classical music: new works
- Arnold Bax – Three Pieces for Small Orchestra
- York Bowen – At the Play
- George Butterworth – The Banks of Green Willow
- Edward Elgar – Falstaff
- Gustav Holst – St Paul's Suite
- John Ireland
- Ralph Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (revised version)
- 7 February – After the Girl, with music by Paul Rubens and lyrics by Percy Greenbank, opens at the Gaiety Theatre for a run of 105 performances.
- 18 February – Oh! Oh! Delphine!, with music by Ivan Caryll and lyrics by C.M.S. McLellan, opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre for a run of 174 performances.
- 25 September – The Pearl Girl, with music by Howard Talbot & Hugo Felix and lyrics by Basil Hood, opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre, starring Marjorie Maxwell, for a run of 254 performances.
- Francesco Berger – Reminiscences, Impressions, and Anecdotes.
- Frank Bridge – Second Book of Organ Pieces
- 27 January – Jack Brymer, clarinettist (died 2003)
- 13 March – Tessie O'Shea, entertainer (died 1995)
- 2 April – Ronald Center, composer (died 1973)
- 28 June – George Lloyd, composer (died 1998)
- 28 August – Robert Irving, conductor (died 1991)
- 22 November – Benjamin Britten, composer (died 1976)
- 19 March – John Thomas, harpist and composer, 87
- 13 September – Alfred Gaul, composer, conductor and organist, 76
- 6 December – Alexander Hurley, music hall performer, 42 (pneumonia)
- "Luonnotar (Daughter of Nature)". Jean Sibelius – The music. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
- "MISS MARIE LLOYD". Papers Past (EVENING POST, VOLUME LXXXVI, ISSUE 113, 8 NOVEMBER 1913 ed.). Retrieved 6 September 2017.
- Novello Theatre History
- The Forgotten Rite (Ireland, John): Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
- "List of works – E to F". The John Ireland Trust. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- "London Musicals 1910–1914" (PDF). Over the Footlights. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
- Patrick Regan (2002-08-27). "Professor Francesco Berger: Obituary from The Times". Robert Williams Buchanan (1841–1901). Retrieved 2013-02-16.
- Fuller Maitland, J.A., "Gaul, Alfred (Robert)", Grove Music Online, Oxford University Press, retrieved 2017-04-17
- "Death of well-known comedian Mr Alec Hurley", Aberdeen Journal, 8 December 1913, p. 7