Helen Sinclair Glatz

English lecturer and composer born in South Shields, Durham, March 13, 1908. She studied under Dr. W.G. Whittaker at Armstrong College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She was the first woman from the North to win an open scholarship for composition to the Royal College of Music, where she studied under Vaughan Williams and Gordon Jacob. In 1933 in a traveling scholarship for composition, she went to Vienna, Italy and Budapest where she studied under Kodaly. She was also a Cobbett prize winner. She lived in Hungary and returned to England as a refugee. From 1953 she was a member of the music staff of the Dartington College of Arts in South Devon.


Works for wind ensemble:

  • Essex suite (brass) (1953)

  • Suite of Hungarian folk songs (brass septet) (1964)