I'm very grateful to Barry Marsh for offering
his chronology of the life of Moeran to this website. This detailed
piece of scholarship is probably the most comprehensive record of
the composer's life ever assembled. Barry has used all the records
he can find in order to try and reconstruct at times a day by day
account of Moeran's life and work.
this becomes more and more detailed as Moeran's life progresses
and more detailed records become available, particularly the period
1943-1950, covered in great depth by Lionel Hill's excellent book
Waters, A Diary of a Friendship with E. J Moeran".
If Barry's biography of Moeran, due to be completed
later this year, is as comprehensive as this chronology, we really
do have a treat in store!
To the right hand side of this page you can link to
the relevent point in the chronology by composition. Due to the
quantity of songs, I've omitted this category!
Note also that there is no date or record of composition
of the Second String Quartet - opinions vary as to whether this
was an early or late work, but nobody seems to think it was a mid-life
You can also use the links below for access to
the chronology by period:
1894-1917 - The Early Years
1918-1924 - First
1925-1934 - With and after
1935-1942 - Symphony &
1943-1946 - Sinfonietta
& Cello Concerto
1947-1950 - His final years