Jane Joseph (1894–1929) was an English composer, arranger and teacher
of music, whose potential was noticed by the composer Gustav Holst when
he taught her composition at St Paul's Girls' School. She acted as his
amanuensis from 1914, when he was composing The Planets, and thereafter
assisted him with transcriptions, arrangements and translations, and
with the organisation of music festivals. Many of her works were
composed for performance at these festivals, but most were not published
and have been lost. Two early short orchestral pieces were published and
critically praised, and two of her choral works were admired in her day
but have rarely been performed since. Her carol "A Little Childe There
is Ibore" was thought by Holst to be among the best of its kind. A
respected teacher of music, one of her pupils was Holst's daughter
Imogen. Joseph was also an active member of the Society of Women
Musicians. Her early, unexpected death was judged by her contemporaries
as a considerable loss to English music. As of 2014 there are no
commercial recordings of her music, but there have been occasional
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