Derbyshire’s fascinating – yet largely unknown – composer


Heard of the 20th-century Derbyshire composer Roger Coke? Few have, but he led a fascinating life, as Rosy Thacker reveals after extensive research.

IN November 2017, a rare piano concerto by Roger Sacheverell Coke was played on BBC Radio 3. Roger hailed from Pinxton in Derbyshire – but how many people know that now?