Composer and Author
1928 - 2006

Jonah-Man Jazz

"This was the first music
I ever enjoyed in school"

© Robert Carpenter Turner

Ordeal of Ivor Gurney

"The breakthrough and
definitive biography"

Michael Hurd composed sixty published scores and wrote twenty books on music, along with many articles, reviews and broadcasts. An acknowledged authority on British music, he played a major role in the revival of interest in both Ivor Gurney and Rutland Boughton. Actively involved in music-making around his Hampshire home and far beyond throughout a fifty-year career, his best-selling works for young performers form part of a lasting world wide legacy.

These pages record Michael Hurd's achievements and pay tribute to his creative energy.