Frederic Curzon (4 September 1899, London – 6 December 1973, Bournemouth, Eng.) was an English composer and organist.
Curzon showed early talent on violin, cello, piano, organ, and as a conductor. By the time he was 20, he had performed in London theaters and movie houses. Later he was organist at Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion. He was active as a composer and theater organist at the New Victoria Cinema in London, and was music director for several London West End theatres. In 1938, he moved to the radio.
In addition to his works for band, Curzon composed songs, piano music, and orchestral works. He was head of Boosey & Hawkes’ Light Music Department and was president of the Light Music Society. Curzon also was interested in literature and art and spent much of his leisure time traveling.
Works for Winds
- Boulevardier (arr. Brown) (1942)
- Bravada (1938)
- Dance of an Ostracized Imp (arr. Richardson) (1950)
- March of the Bowmen (arr. Stunall) (1969)
- Simonetta (arr. Duthoit) (1937)
- Vanguard Overture (arr. Richardson) (1946)
- Zingaresca (arr. Duthoit) (1937)
- Frederic Curzon. Wikipedia Accessed 21 July 2022
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Curzon, Frederic." Accessed 21 July 2022