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Lee, George Alexander (1802 - 1851), composer

Alfred Loewenberg and George Biddlecombe

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b London, 1802; d London, 8 Oct 1851). English composer. He began his career as a tenor singer at Dublin in 1822 and became composer and director of music at the Theatre Royal. For performances there of Tom Cooke's Malvina he added the song ‘Awake, awake, brave Scots to glory’ to the tune of La marseillaise. In 1826 he returned to London, where his first engagement was at

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