Sir Edward German (1862-1936)
Sir Edward German was an English composer, famous for his insidental music, including Shakespeare’s plays. He also composed operas, operettas, symphonies, orchestral music, choral music, chamber and piano music, and he worked as a conductor at The Globe Theater in London.
In 1892 German composed the music to Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, a production of Herny Ivring for the Lyceum Theater in London. German’s music became popular and the overture of this play is still being played in concert halls all over the world.