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GERMAN, (Sir) Edward (Edward German JONES)
b Whitchurch, Shropshire, 17 February 1862
d London, 11 November 1936, aged seventy-four

His father was a church organist, and he himself was sent to study at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1888 he became the musical director of the Globe Theatre and much of his interest was in theatre music. He was made a fellow of the Royal Academy in 1895, a member of the Philharmonic Society in 1901, and was knighted in 1928.

1886 (24)

The Rival Poets, operetta

1889 (27)

Richard III, incidental music

1890 (28)

Symphony No 1 in E minor

1891 (29)

Funeral March

1892 (30)

Gipsy Suite

Henry VIII, incidental music

1893 (31)

The Tempter, incidental music

Romeo and Juliet, incidental music

Symphony No 2 in A minor

1895 (33)

Symphonic Suite in D minor

1896 (34)

As You Like It, incidental music

1897 (35)

In Commemoration, fantasia

Hamlet, symphonic poem

1899 (37)

The Seasons, symphonic suite

1900 (38)

Nell Gwynne, incidental music

1901 (39)

The Emerald Isle, operetta (completion of unfinished operetta by Sullivan, qv)

1902 (40)

Merrie England, operetta

1903 (41)

A Princess of Kensington, operetta

1904 (42)

Welsh Rhapsody, for orchestra

1907 (45)

Tom Jones, operetta

1909 (47)

Fallen Fairies, comic opera

1911 (49)

Coronation March and Hymn (for the coronation of George V)

1919 (57)

Theme and Six Variations for orchestra

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