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Gilbert Vinter

Gilbert Vinter

Gilbert Vinter


Gilbert Vinter (born May 4, 1909, Lincoln; died October 10, 1969, Tintagel) was an English conductor and composer, most celebrated for his compositions for brass bands. As a youth, Vinter was a chorister at Lincoln Cathedral, and eventually became Head Chorister there. He later became a bassoonist. In 1930, he joined the BBC Military Band, where he did much of his early conducting. It was during that time that he also began to compose. During World War II, Vinter played in The Central Band of the RAF and later led several other RAF bands. Read more on Last.fm
Gilbert Vinter (born May 4, 1909, Lincoln; died October 10, 1969, Tintagel) was an English conductor and composer, most celebrated for his compositions for brass bands. As a youth, Vinter was a chorister at Lincoln Cathedral, and eventually became Head Chorister there. He later became a bassoonist. In 1930, he joined the BBC Military Band, where he did much of his early conducting. It was during that time that he also began to compose.

During World War II, Vinter played in The Central Band of the RAF and later led several other RAF bands. He was the first principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, from 1952 to 1953. In 1960, The Daily Herald newspaper and sponsors of brass band contests, commissioned Vinter to write his first major work for brass band, the result of which was Salute to Youth. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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