The English composer Anthony L W Scott was born in 1911. He studied composition under both Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gerald Finzi, and wrote a good deal of choral music, some of it first performed at the Three Choirs Festival. A modest group of pieces were published but much of his work remains in manuscript following a falling out between Scott and the musical establishment.
Anthony Scott died on 6 November 2000 in his late eighties.
The manuscript of Scott's violin concerto was discovered by Douglas Gowan, years after Scott's death, and first performed on 17 May 2014 by Amelie Xiaojun Huang and the Anglia Ruskin Orchestra at Saffron Hall in Saffron Walden, Essex, UK.