Thorpe Davie, Cedric, 1913-1983

British composer, born in London and brought up in Glasgow where he studied as a teenager at the Scottish National Academy of Music.  In 1931 he moved to London to continue his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, where, in 1935 he won the Arthur Sullivan prize.  His composition teachers were Ralph Vaughan Williams and R. O Morris.  From 1945 to 1978 he was Master of Music at the the University of St Andrews where he created a music department and became a professor in 1973.


British, English