Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – no moremain
The English composer John Gardner has died in Hampshire, aged 94.
His chief claim to popularity was the Christmas carol, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day,a perennial at Kings and on TV. Watch it here.
In the 1950s, Gardner was much in demand. He had an opera. The Moon and Sixpence, staged at Sadlers Wells and a piano concerto chosen by John Barbirolli for the Cheltenham Festival. But public success proved ephemeral and he dedicated himself to teaching. His last work, a bassoon concerto, opus 249, was completed in 2005.