Cyril Scott
Composer • Author • Poet
(1879-1970)
Portrait by George Hall Neale
original in National Portrait Gallery, London, England
Music Life

A composer, author, poet and occultist, Cyril Scott was an extraordinarily creative man.
Ahead of his time both in his music and in his thought,
Cyril Scott was one of the more remarkable men of his generation.

Described by Eugene Goossens as "the father of modern British music"
Cyril Scott was admired by composers as diverse as Claude Debussy,
Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and his lifelong friend Percy Grainger.

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