John Gardner: Composer whose strong melodic sense defied the modernists
The Independent - about 5 years
A runaway success can be a mixed blessing for a composer: Rachmaninov grew to resent his C sharp minor Prelude, and Enescu his Romanian Rhapsodies, which distracted attention from the rest of their output. <a class="fplink fp-145088" href="/john+gardner+composer"><a class="fplink fp-145088" href="/john+gardner+composer">John Gardner</a></a>'s dangerous hit was the short choral piece "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day", the second of his Two Carols of 1965, which choristers around the world have been singing for almost five decades.
The Independent article