Howard Ferguson (21 October 1908 – 31 October 1999) was a British composer, pianist and musicologist. He composed instrumental, chamber, orchestral and choral works. While his music is not widely known today, his Piano Sonata in F minor op. 8 and his Five Bagatelles for piano op. 9 are still performed. His works represent some of the most important 20th Century music to emerge from Northern Ireland.