Granville Bantock Biography
Granville Bantock was originally intended for the Indian Civil Service. The son of a Scottish doctor, he was born in London in 1868 and turned to music relatively late in adolescence, entering the Royal Academy in 1889 after a period of Trinity College of Music. Under his teacher Federick Corder, a former pupil of Hiller in Cologne, he did well enough to have a number of his student compositions performed at the Academy, including a one-act opera, Caedmar
, and Egyptian ballet suite
from the incidental music to his own play Rameses II, a dramatic cantata, The Fire Worshippers
, and Wulstan
, a scena for baritone and orchestra, all marks of his very considerable ambition.