Originally posted by Jon:
I know Andrew's opinion of all English composers between Elgar and Britten; he knows that I disagree.

Actually, there are a few things from that period that I like:

Constant Lambert: The Rio Grande
Vaughan Williams: The Wasps overture, The Lark Ascending
Walton: Portsmouth Point overture, the song "Wapping Old Stairs"

and the triple-time setting of "In summertime on Bredon" from A Shropshire Lad - can't remember who wrote the music. I don't think it was Vaughan Williams or Butterworth. Somervell? Peel?