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Adrian A. Smith

b. Kingston-upon-Hull, 28 October 1931

d. Huddersfield, 6 December 2005

Contributions from
John Quinn
Paul Serotsky
Sir Malcolm Arnold, CBE
Arthur Butterworth MBE
Mathew Curtis
Keith Llewellyn
Elaine Carter
Marilyn and Dick Myers, Edgewood Symphony Orchestra
Stuart Marsden, SPO Trumpeter

From David F Golightly, composer -

I, like countless others, owe Adrian a massive debt of gratitude - gratitude for his patient, friendly and helpful manner when sometimes the playing in the Slaithwaite Orchestra was not at its best; gratitude for the courage to tackle extremely adventurous music that challenged both orchestra and audience; gratitude for the example of dignity and generosity shown over countless years; gratitude for never being afraid to try and, in the trying, never to fail; gratitude for the vision to succeed and with the success always to be humble and grateful for the opportunity.

Adrian was a good musician, but more importantly he was a fine man whose vision and courage touched and enriched many lives. In a world full of avarice and greed, his example was one of great consideration and value for those qualities that elevate the lives of all. There can be no greater tribute to a man or his life's honour than that.



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