Frank Bridge

Frank Bridge Sheet Music

  • Born
    26th February 1879
  • Died
    10th January 1941
  • Birthplace
    Brighton, England

Frank Bridge was an English composer and violist. He was born in Brighton and studied at the Royal College of Music in London from 1899 to 1903 under Charles Villiers Stanford. He played the viola in a number of string quartets, most notably the English String Quartet (along with Marjorie Hayward), and conducted, sometimes deputising for Henry Wood, before devoting himself to composition, receiving the patronage of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. Bridge had strong pacifist convictions, and he was deeply disturbed by World War I, after which his compositions were marked by a radical change in musical language. Bridge is mostly remembered for privately tutoring Benjamin Britten, who later paid homage to him in the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge (1937), based on a theme from the second of Bridge'sThree Idylls for String Quartet (1906). Britten was Bridge's only composition pupil, and he spoke very highly of his teaching, stating in 1963 that he still felt he "hadn't come up to the technical standards" that Bridge had set him.

Title Form Instrument
Capriccio No.2, H.54b Caprice Piano
3 Dances, H.4 Dance Solo Instrument and Piano
Sir Roger de Coverley Dance String Quartet
4 Short Pieces for Violin and Piano, H.104 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Gondoliera, H.80 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Mélodie for Violin and Piano, H.99 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Phantasie for Piano Trio, H.79 Fantasy Chamber group
Phantasie for String Quartet, H.55 Fantasy String Quartet
Phantasy for Piano Quartet, H.94 Fantasy String Quartet
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3 Improvisations for the Left-Hand, H.134 Piano piece Piano
3 Lyrics, H.161 Piano piece Piano
3 Miniature Pastorales, Set 1, H.127 Piano piece Piano
3 Piano Pieces, H.108 Piano piece Piano
3 Poems, H.112 Piano piece Piano
3 Sketches, H.68 Piano piece Piano
6 Organ Pieces, H.56, 106 Piano piece Organ
Bittersweet Piano piece Piano
Characteristic Pieces, H.126 Piano piece Piano