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Britannia! Rule

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Song by Arne to words by James Thomson, f.p. in masque Alfred at Maidenhead, 1 Aug. 1740. Handel quoted it 6 years later in his Occasional Oratorio. Beethoven introduced it into his Battle...

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broadcasting

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1. Communicating to a mass audience.

2. Transmitting by radio or television. A method of distribution for television and radio signals via a network of a...

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concert

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A perf. of mus. in public by a fairly substantial no. of performers (but not a stage performance or as part of a religious service). A perf. by 1 or 2 performers is usually called a...

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Malcolm Sargent

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(b Ashford, Kent, 29 April 1895; d London, 3 Oct. 1967).

English conductor, pianist, and composer. He was the parish organist in Melton Mowbray, where he organized and conducted...

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Sir Henry Joseph Wood

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(1869–1944)

British conductor, organist, and composer, best remembered as the founder of the annual London Promenade Concerts. He was knighted in 1911 and created a CH in 1944.

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