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BUTTERWORTH, George
b London, 22 July 1885
d Pozières, France, 5 August 1916, aged thirty-one

He spent his boyhood in York, and was educated at Eton. In 1904 he went to Oxford to read Greats. He met Cecil Sharp and Vaughan Williams and worked with them in the English Folk Dance and Song Society. He then spent a year at the Royal College of Music, and wrote critical articles for The Times. He destroyed many of his earlier manuscripts in 1914, when he enlisted in the Army; he gained a commission, won the Military Cross, and was killed in action.

1909 (24)

'I Fear Thy Kisses', song

1911 (26)

Six Songs from Housman's A Shropshire Lad

Two English Idylls for small orchestra

'Requiescat', song

1912 (27)

A Shropshire Lad, rhapsody for orchestra

On Christmas Night, for chorus

We Get Up In The Morn, arranged for male chorus

In the Highlands, arranged for female voices and piano

'Bredon Hill' and other songs

Eleven Folk Songs from Sussex

p 'Love Blows as the Wind Blows', for baritone and string quartet

1913 (28)

Banks of Green Willow, idyll for orchestra

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