The Symphony In G for Full Orchestra was written in 1937, and first published in 1940. Lasting around 43 minutes, it is often compared to Moeran’s Symphony of the same year, as the two works are stylistically very similar.
George Dyson (1883-1964) was a British composer, organist and music teacher. He studied at the Royal College of Music under Charles Stanford, and became a teacher at various public schools. He later became the Director of the RCM, ensuring it stayed open during the Second World War. He is probably best remembered nowadays for his Anglican church music, especially his settings of the canticles, but he also wrote a substantial amount of instrumental and secular choral music.