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Frederick Delius
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Rosemary Duxbury
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Very comprehensive
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Maud Hodson
Holst Birthplace Museum
Holst
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John Joubert
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Kenneth Leighton also Lengnick
George Lloyd
Jeremy Marchant
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David Matthews
Cecilia McDowall
John McLeod
Nicholas Maw
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Wiilfred Mellers
Anthony Milner
Ernest Moeran
comprehensive database
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Roger Quilter(1877 - 1953)
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Robert Simpson also Lengnick
Kaikhosru Sorabji
Bernard Stevens also Lengnick
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Garry D Cannon
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John West
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Adrian Williams
Stanley Wilson
Haydn Wood
John Woolrich

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Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland

Music Now: British Composers
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To think it was once said the Britain was "Das Land ohne Musik"
But who said that? This has taken a lot of tracking down and I am grateful to Reg Williamson as none of the reference books were any help. The origin seems to be the title of a book by a German journalist just before the first war, anti-British in sentiments and generally slagging off the English for a lackof "kultur" His name was O. Schmitz, we think either Oscar or Otto. more




 


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