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(Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson; b Bridgnorth, 18 Sept. 1883; d Berkshire, 19 Apr. 1950)

British composer and designer most closely associated with Sadler's Wells Ballet. Self-taught as a composer, he wrote several ballet scores, including The Triumph of Neptune for Balanchine (1926) and A Wedding Bouquet (1937, which he also designed), Cupid and Psyche (1939), and Les Sirènes (1946), all for Ashton.

Subjects: Music.

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