Cecil Forsyth was an English composer and musicologist. He was born in Greenwich on November 30, 1870, and he died in New York (to which he moved in 1914) on December 7, 1941. He studied at Edinburgh University and at the Royal College of Music (with Charles Villiers Stanford and Hubert Parry), and played viola in various London Orchestras. His compositions include the Viola Concerto in G minor (which premiered at the Proms in 1903 with Emile Ferir as soloist), the operas Westward Ho! and Cinderella, and the "choral ballad" Tinker, Tailor. His books about music include Music and Nationalism: A Study of English Opera (1911), Choral Orchestration (1920), A History of Music (1916--with Stanford), and A Digest of Music History (1923).