Help
Skip to main content

Leslie Stuart (Composer)

Born: 15th March 1863, Southport, Lancashire, UK

Died: 27th March 1928, Richmond, Surrey. UK

Nationality: English

Leslie Stuart born Thomas Augustine Barrett was an English composer of Edwardian musical comedy, best known for the hit show Florodora (1899) and many popular songs.

He began in Manchester as a church organist, for 14 years, and taught music while beginning to compose church music and secular songs in the late 1870s. In the 1880s, he began to promote and conduct orchestral and vocal concerts of popular and theatre music as "Mr. T. A. Barrett's Concerts". He began to focus his composition on music hall, including songs for blackface performers, such as "Lily of Laguna"; songs for musical theatre, such as pantomimes and London shows touring through Manchester; and ballads such as "Soldiers of the King".

Recent Best Sellers: Stuart, L

  • Streetsongs (Original Cast Album) [Live]
    Download from $10.00
  • Musicals 1902-22: Vol. 9
    CD: $12.75
  • The Iron Lady
    Download from $11.00
  • Joyce Songs: James Joyce's Musical Dublin
    Download from $10.00
  • Classic Marches
    Download from $14.25
  • Treasures of Operetta
    2 CDs: $8.75
    Download from $8.50