1915 in British music
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This is a summary of 1915 in music in the United Kingdom.
- March – The Musical Times publishes an appreciation of Frederick Delius by the composer Peter Warlock (Philip Heseltine).
- December – Having been invalided out of the armed forces, composer Havergal Brian and his family move to Erdington, Warwickshire.
- date unknown
- Composer Herbert Howells is given six months to live, and becomes the first person in the UK to receive radium treatment (he will live on until 1983).
- William Penfro Rowlands's hymn tune "Blaenwern" is first published in Henry H. Jones' Cân a Moliant.
- The Band of the Welsh Guards is formed, simultaneously with the establishment of the regiment.
- Albert William Ketèlbey – "In a Monastery Garden"
- T. W. Conner – "A Little Bit of Cucumber"
- George Henry Powell & Felix Powell – "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag"
Classical music: new works
- Granville Bantock – Hebridean Symphony
- Frank Bridge – Lament
- Dora Bright – A Dancer's Adventure (ballet)
- Frederick Delius – Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra
- Edward Elgar – Incidental music for The Starlight Express
- Gustav Holst – Japanese Suite
- John Ireland – Preludes for Piano
- Percy Pitt
- Sakura suite No. 2 (Suite de Ballet)
- Ballet Egyptien
- Suite pour petite orchestre
- 24 April – Betty, with lyrics by Adrian Ross and music by Paul Rubens, opens at Daly's Theatre, starring Winifred Barnes.
- 28 April – Tonight's the Night, with lyrics by Percy Greenbank and music by Paul Rubens, opens at Daly's Theatre, featuring George Grossmith and Leslie Henson.
- 25 January – Ewan MacColl, folk singer and songwriter (died 1989)
- 4 February – Norman Wisdom, comedian, singer and actor (died 2010)
- 10 March – Charles Groves, conductor (died 1992)
- 19 March – Nancy Evans, operatic mezzo-soprano (died 2000)
- 25 March – Dorothy Squires, singer (died 1998)
- 29 March – George Chisholm, jazz trombonist and comedian (died 1997)
- 26 August – Humphrey Searle, composer (died 1982)
- 28 November – Pamela Harrison, pianist and composer (died 1990)
- 15 January – Florence Everilda Goodeve, composer and lyricist, 53
- 4 June – William Denis Browne, pianist, organist and composer, 26 (killed in action)
- 6 June – William Hayman Cummings, tenor, organist and composer, 83
- 10 December – David Jenkins, composer, 66
- Heseltine, Philip (March 1915). "Some Notes on Delius and His Music". The Musical Times. 56: 137–42. doi:10.2307/909510. JSTOR 909510. (subscription required)
- Spicer, Paul (1998). Herbert Howells. Bridgend: Seren. p. 44. ISBN 1-85411-233-3.
- "Unofficial history of Welsh Guards band". Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
- Peter Gammond (1971), Your Own, Your Very Own!: A Music Hall Scrapbook. London: Ian Allan
- Kate Kennedy (29 January 2014). "World War One and Classical Music". British Library. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
- McVeagh, Diana, "Elgar, Edward". Grove Music Online. Accessed 20 April 2010 (subscription required)
- Liner notes to Hyperion Records, Russell Boughton, The Immortal Hour
- "London Musicals 1915–1919" (PDF). Over The Footlights. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
- Daily Telegraph, "Nancy Evans", 24 August 2000
- Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- Davies, Rhian (2004). "Browne, William Charles Denis (1888–1915)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/56650. Retrieved 2007-11-09. (Subscription required (. ))
- The Times, Monday, Jun 07, 1915; Issue 40874; pg. 12; col F — Death Of Dr. Cummings. Singer, Conductor, And Composer