Gibbs is a ‘Little Known’ prolific English Composer and Conductor,
who studied under Sir Adrian Boult and Ralph Vaughan Williams. He was
a contemporary of Herbert Howells and Sir Arnold Bax.Known
principally for his solo songs, Armstrong Gibbs also wrote music for the
stage, sacred works, three symphonies and a substantial amount of chamber
music, much of which remains unpublished.
He gained wide recognition during
the early part of his life, but until recently, like many of his contemporaries,
has been little known. Although he retired from adjudicating, he continued
conducting and composing right to the end of his life. He died in Chelmsford
on 12th May 1960 and is buried with his wife in Danbury churchyard.