1927 in British music
|1920s in music in the UK|
This is a summary of 1927 in music in the United Kingdom.
- Peter Warlock's string serenade is recorded for the National Gramophonic Society, by John Barbirolli and an improvised chamber orchestra; it is the first recording of the composer's work ever to be released.
- Edward Clark transfers from BBC Newcastle to London as a programme planner, at the request of Percy Pitt.
- 20 January – On his way to the HMV studios at Hayes, Middlesex, bandleader Jack Hylton is involved in a serious road accident.
- date unknown
- Following the death of impresario Robert Newman in the previous year, publishers Chappell & Co. withdraw their financial support for The Proms, to be replaced by the BBC.
- Rebecca Clarke forms the English Ensemble piano quartet with Marjorie Hayward, Kathleen Long and May Mukle.
- Gustav Holst is commissioned by the New York Symphony Orchestra to write a symphony, but does not do so. Instead, he starts work on the tone poem Egdon Heath, which is premiered by the NYSO in the following year.
- The first recordings of Frederick Delius's music are conducted by Thomas Beecham for the Columbia label: the "Walk to the Paradise Garden" interlude from A Village Romeo and Juliet, and On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, performed by the orchestra of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
- Herbert Farjeon – "I've danced with a man, who's danced with a girl, who's danced with the Prince of Wales".
- Will Fyffe – "I Belong to Glasgow"
Classical music: new works
- Arnold Bax – Northern Ballad No. 1
- Arthur Bliss – Oboe Quintet
- Havergal Brian – Symphony No. 1 Gothic
- Frank Bridge – Rhapsody: Enter Spring
- Edward Elgar – Civic Fanfare
- Gerald Finzi – Violin Concerto
- Victor Hely-Hutchinson – Carol Symphony
- John Ireland – Sonatina
- Albert Ketèlbey - By the Blue Hawaiian Waters
- Constant Lambert – The Rio Grande
- 1 December - The review Clowns in Clover opens at the Adelphi Theatre ; it funs for 508 performances.
- 26 January - Ronnie Scott, jazz musician and club owner (died 1996)
- 7 February – Laurie Johnson, composer
- 10 February – Brian Priestman, conductor and music teacher (died 2014)
- 12 June – Al Fairweather, jazz musician (died 1993)
- 14 June – Elaine Hugh-Jones, pianist and composer
- 23 June – Kenneth McKellar, tenor (died 2010)
- 4 July – Patricia Kern, mezzo-soprano (died 2015) 
- 19 July – John Hopkins, orchestral conductor who worked in the UK, New Zealand and Australia (died 2013)
- 11 August – Raymond Leppard, conductor
- 25 September – Sir Colin Davis, orchestral conductor (died 2013)
- 9 November – Ken Dodd, comedian and singer (died 2018)
- 28 October – Cleo Laine, singer
- 7 December – Helen Watts, contralto (died 2009)
- 26 December – Denis Quilley, actor and singer (died 2003)
- 26 February – Isabel Jay, singer and actress with the d'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 47
- 17 March – James Scott Skinner, violinist, 83
- 31 March – Edward Lloyd, concert and oratorio tenor, 82
- 16 May – Sam Bernard, entertainer, 63
- 2 November – Fred Billington, singer and actor with the d'Oyly Carte, 63
- 21 December – Courtice Pounds, singer and actor with the d'Oyly Carte, 65
date unknown – Haldane Burgess, writer and musician, 65
- Smith, Barry (1994). Peter Warlock: The Life of Philip Heseltine. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-816310-X. p 244
- Jennifer Doctor, 'Clark, (Thomas) Edward (1888–1962)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 31 Jan 2013
- "Biography". JackHylton.com. 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- IMSLP IMSLP. Retrieved 3 March 2015
- "Edna Deane, Dancer And Inspiration, 90". New York Times. November 26, 1995. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
- Written for the mayoral procession at the opening of the Hereford Festival on 4 September 1927
- Foreman, Lewis (20 October 2011). The John Ireland Companion. Suffolk, England: Boydell Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-1843836865. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- McCanna, Tom. "Works for orchestra". albertketelbey.org.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
- Oxford University Press
- Alasdair Stevens (23 October 2015). "Obituary: Patricia Kern, mezzo soprano". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
- Cannon, John. "Old Favourites: Isabel Jay" in The Savoyard, the magazine of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust, Vol. XVII No.1, May 1978.