According to The Oxford Companion to Music
, Stanley Bate was born in Plymouth and died in London aged forty-six. He begabn as a pianist, won a scholarship for compositon at the Royal College of Music, where he studied under Ralph Vaughan Williams
, and then, with a travelling scholarship, went abroad, taking further lessons from Nadia Boulanger and others. His varied output includes 4 symphonies, concertos, incidental music, chamber music, and songs. From 1946 to 1950 he was resident in USA.