Stephen Dodgson (b. 17 March 1924)
Stephen Dodgson, born in 1924, studied and later taught theory & composition at the Royal College of Music. Although he has written a certain amount of vocal music, the bulk of his composition so far has been instrumental and his guitar music in particular has gained recognition but he has also written extensively for the harp. There is a Capriccio and Finak which he wrote for the Wigmore Ensemble (sextet), a Duo (1958) for flute and harp, and a Ballade (1969) for solo harp. His second guitar concerto (1972) contains a very important part for the harp.