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BAX, Arnold Edward Trevor
b London, 8 November 1883
d Cork, 3 October 1953, aged sixty-nine
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He trained at the Royal Academy of Music, then travelled widely, particularly to Ireland, whose folklore and culture greatly influenced him. He became an honorary doctor of music at Oxford in 1934, at Durham in 1935, and at the National University of Eire in 1947. He was knighted in 1937, became Master of the King's Musick in 1942, and received the KCVO. He was also an excellent poet, under the pseudonym of Dermot O'Byrne. His brother was Clifford Bax the playwright.
1906 (23)
Piano Trio in E major, in one movement
1907 (24)
Fatherland, for two sopranos, chorus and orchestra
1908 (25)
Lyrical Interlude, for string quintet
1909 (26)
Christmas Carol
Enchanted Summer, for tenor, chorus and orchestra
1910 (27)
In the Faery Hills, symphonic poem
Violin Sonata No 1 (1910-15)
1912 (29)
Christmas Eve on the Mountains, for orchestra
Nympholept, for orchestra
1913 (30)
Scherzo for orchestra
1914 15 (31-2)
Piano Quintet in G minor
1915 (32)
Legende, for violin and piano
Violin Sonata No 2
The Maiden with the Daffodils, for piano
Winter Waters, for piano
1916 (33)
Ballade, for violin and piano
Dream in Exile, for piano
Elegy, trio for flute, viola and harp
1917 (34)
Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra
Tintagel, symphonic poem
November Woods, symphonic poem
An Irish Elegy, for English horn, harp and strings
Moy Mell (An Irish Tone Poem), for two pianos
Between Dusk and Dawn, ballet
1918 (35)
String Quartet No 1 in G major
Folk Tale, for cello and piano
1919 (36)
Piano Sonata No 1 in F sharp minor
Piano Sonata No 2 in G major
Harp Quintet in F minor
What the Minstrel Told Us, for piano
1920 (37)
The Truth About Russian Dancers, ballet
The Garden of Fand, symphonic poem
Summer Music, for orchestra
Phantasy, for viola and orchestra
Four Pieces for piano: 'Country Tune', 'Hill Tune', 'Lullaby' and 'Mediterranean'
1921 (38)
Mater Ora Filium, for unaccompanied chorus
Of a Rose I Sing, for small chorus, harp, cello and double-bass
Viola Sonata
Symphony No 1 in Eb major and minor (1921-2)
1922 (39)
The Happy Forest, symphonic poem
1923 (40)
Romantic Overture, for small orchestra
Saga Fragment, for piano, strings, trumpet and cymbals
Piano Quartet
Oboe Quintet in G
Cello Sonata in E minor
1924 (41)
Cortege, for orchestra
Symphony No 2 in E minor and C major (1924-5)
String Quartet No 2 in E minor (1924-5)
1927 (44)
Violin Sonata No 3 in G minor
1928 (45)
Sonata for viola and harp
Sonata for two pianos
Symphony No 3 in C major (1928-9)
1929 (46)
Legend, for viola and piano
Overture, Elegy and Rondo for orchestra
1930 (47)
Symphony No 4 in E flat (1930-1)
Winter Legends for piano and orchestra
Overture to a Picaresque Comedy, for orchestra
1931 (48)
The Tale the Pine Trees Knew, symphonic poem
Nonet for flute, oboe, clarinet, harp and strings
String Quintet in one movement
Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor (1931-2)
1932 (49)
A Northern Ballad, for orchestra (1932-3)
Sinfonietta
Cello Concerto in G minor
Piano Sonata No 4 in G major
1933 (50)
Sonatina in D for cello and piano
1934 (51)
Symphony No 6 in C major
Concerto for flute, oboe, harp and string quartet
Octet for horn, strings and piano
Clarinet Sonata in D major
1935 (52)
The Morning Watch, for chorus and orchestra
Overture to Adventure, for orchestra
1936 (53)
Concerto for bassoon (or viola), harp and string sextet
String Quartet No 3 in F major
1937 (54)
Violin Concerto
A London Pageant, for orchestra
Northern Ballad No 2 for orchestra
1939 (56)
Symphony No 7 in Ab
1943 (60)
Work in Progress, overture
1944 (61)
Legend, for orchestra
1945 (62)
Legend-Sonata, for cello and piano in F# minor
1946 (63)
Te Deum, for chorus and organ
Gloria, for chorus and organ
1947 (64)
Epithalamium, for chorus and organ
Two Fanfares for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Morning Song - Maytime in Sussex, for piano and small orchestra
1950 (67)
Concertante for orchestra with piano (left hand), written for Harriet Cohen
1953 (70)
Coronation March


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