Jane Joseph Royaume-Uni Jane Marian Joseph (31 May 1894 – 9 March 1929) was an English composer, arranger and music teacher. A pupil of the composer Gustav Holst, she was associated with him throughout her musical life, particularly in the organisation and management of the music festivals with which Holst was closely identified; many of her works were composed for performance at these festivals and similar occasions. Her early death, which prevented the full realisation of her talents, was considered by her contemporaries as a considerable loss to English music.
Holst first observed Joseph's potential while teaching her composition at St Paul's Girls' School. She began to act as his amanuensis in 1914, when he was composing The Planets; her special responsibility was the preparation of the score for the 'Neptune' movement. For the rest of her life she assisted Holst with transcriptions, arrangements and translations, and was his librettist for the choral ballet The Golden Goose. Within her short professional life she became an active member of the Society of Women Musicians, was the prime mover behind the first Kensington Musical Competition Festival, and helped to found the Kensington Choral Society. She also taught music at a girls' school (Holst's daughter Imogen was one of her pupils) and became a leading figure in the musical life of Morley College.
Much of Joseph's compositional oeuvre was never published and has been lost. Of her published works, two early short orchestral pieces, Morris Dance and Bergamask won considerable critical praise, although neither became part of the general orchestral repertory. Two choral works, A Festival Venite and A Hymn for Whitsuntide were admired during her lifetime, but seldom performed thereafter. Her carol 'A Little Childe There is Ibore' was thought by Holst to be among the best of its kind. In the eight decades after her death there were no commercial recordings of Joseph's music,[n 1] but there have been occasional broadcast performances. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all) Source : Wikipedia