1922 in British music
|1920s in music in the UK|
This is a summary of 1922 in music in the United Kingdom.
- February – The British National Opera Company gives its first performance, at Bradford.
- April – While appearing in The Cosmopolitan Girl at the Gateshead Empire, Cardiff, Marie Lloyd collapses in her dressing room.
- October – The Leeds Festival takes place, with King George V of the United Kingdom as patron.
- 11 October – Leila Megàneand Sir Edward Elgar make the first complete recording of Sea Pictures, with the composer himself conducting.
- 11 October – Composer Walford Davies is knighted in prime minister David Lloyd George's resignation honours.
- date unknown
- "March With Me!" w. Douglas Furber m. Ivor Novello
- "The Laughing Policeman" w. Billie Grey, m. George W. Johnson
Classical music: new works
- Arnold Bax – The Happy Forest (orchestral version)
- Arthur Bliss – A Colour Symphony
- Eric Coates – Joyous Youth, orchestral suite
- Edward German – The Willow Song
- Hamilton Harty – Piano Concerto
- William Walton – Façade (subsequently revised)
- Peter Warlock – The Curlew, song cycle based on works by W. B. Yeats
- 18 May – Whirled into Happiness, with music by Robert Stolz, and book and lyrics by Harry Graham, opens at the Lyric Theatre where it would run for 246 performances, closing on 16 December of the same year.. It stars Billy Merson.
- 3 January – Ronald Smith, pianist, composer and teacher (died 2004)
- 16 February – Sir Geraint Evans, operatic baritone (died 1992)
- 1 March – Michael Flanders, actor and songwriter (died 1975)
- 17 May – Dennis Brain, horn virtuoso (died 1957)
- 6 June – Iain Hamilton, composer (died 2000)
- 11 August – Ron Grainer, television composer (died 1981)
- 31 August – John Hanson, singer and actor (died 1998)
- 18 September – Ray Steadman-Allen, composer for Salvation Army bands (died 2014)
- 16 October – Max Bygraves, singer and entertainer (died 2012)
- 24 November – Joan Turner, singer and comedian (died 2009)
- May 31 – Rutland Barrington, baritone of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 69
- July 24 – George Thorne, baritone of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 66
- August 18 – Dame Genevieve Ward, soprano, 85
- October 7 – Marie Lloyd, British music-hall singer, 52
- date unknown* Charles Macintosh, folk music composer and performer and mycologist, 82
- The Times, 7 February 1922, p. 8 and The Manchester Guardian, 10 February 1922, p. 4
- Jacob, Naomi (1972). Our Marie, Marie Lloyd: A Biography. London: Chivers Press. ISBN 978-0-85594-721-7.
- "The King as Patron". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. West Yorkshire, England. 4 February 1922. Retrieved 22 September 2015 – via Genes Reunited).
THE KING PATRON. His Majesty the King (George V) has consented (to) become a patron of the Leeds Musical Festival, which will take place October next. (The King's daughter) Princess Mary, (and her fiancé) Viscount Lascelles .... are also on the list of patrons, which further includes...
- BBC Cymru Y gantores ysbrydegol: Llyfr am Leila Megane yn dwyn atgofion (Welsh language)
- "Resignation Honours – Four New Peers – Music Knighthoods", The Times, 11 November 1922, p. 14
- "Beard, Paul", Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, accessed 17 June 2013 (subscription required)
- Randel, Don Michael (2003). The Harvard dictionary of music. Harvard University Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-0-674-01163-2.
- Scowcroft, Philip. "Edward German: Serious or Light?" MusicWeb-International, 1 December 2001
- Gordon Bottomley, "The Curlew" and Peter Warlock, 'The Gramophone', December 1931 p.9 ff.
- "Theatres", The Times, 16 December 1922, p. 10