1914 in British music
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|1910s in music in the UK|
This is a summary of 1914 in music in the United Kingdom.
- February – Regal Recordings issues its first records.
- 27 February – George Butterworth's The Banks of Green Willow is premièred at West Kirby, Liverpool, conducted by Adrian Boult.
- 16 March – A new concert hall, the Usher Hall, opens in Edinburgh.
- 26 August – Rutland Boughton's "fairy opera" The Immortal Hour is premièred at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms as part of the inaugural Glastonbury Festival, co-founded by Boughton himself.
- 24 October – Adelina Patti gives her final public performance, in a Red Cross concert for the benefit of First World War veterans, at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Classical music: new works
- Kenneth J. Alford – Colonel Bogey March
- Granville Bantock – The Song of Liberty
- Frederick Delius – Violin Sonata No. 1
- Edward Elgar – "The Shower" and "The Fountain", SATB unacc., words by Henry Vaughan, Op. 71 Nos.1 and 2
- Herbert Howells – Piano Concerto No. 1
- Roger Quilter – A Children's Overture
- Ralph Vaughan Williams
- 4 November – Revival of The Earl and the Girl by Seymour Hicks, with lyrics by Percy Greenbank and music by Ivan Caryll, at the Aldwych Theatre.
- 11 March – William Lloyd Webber, organist and composer (died 1982)
- 24 May – Harry Parr Davies, composer and songwriter (died 1955)
- 23 August – Harold Truscott, composer, pianist, broadcaster and writer on music (died 1992)
- 14 December – Rosalyn Tureck, pianist (died 2003)
- 7 January – Patrick Weston Joyce, historian and musicologist, 86
- 23 July – Harry Evans, conductor and composer, 41
- 13 September – Robert Hope-Jones, inventor of the theatre organ, 55 (suicide)
- Hurd, Michael (1983). "Rutland Boughton (1878–1960), The Immortal Hour". Hyperion. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
- "Metropolitan Gossip – The King and Queen at a Patriotic Concert", The Grantham Journal, Saturday 31 October 1914, page 5.
- "The Theatrical Week", The Times, 8 February 1915, p. 10
- "Death of Robert Hope-Jones" (19 September 1914) Music Trade Review