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Denis Browne

(1888—1915) composer and music critic


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(b Leamington Spa, 1888; d Achi Baba, Turkey, death in action, 1915). Eng. composer and critic. Wrote mus. criticism for The Times, 1913–14, and New Statesman, 1914. His works incl. a ballet The Comic Spirit; God is Our Strength, unacc. ch. (1912); 2 Tennyson settings (Move Eastward, Happy Earth and The Snowdrop) (c. 1909); and the songs Diaphenia (H. Constable) (1912), Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy (Jonson) (1913), To Gratiana Dancing and Singing (Lovelace) (1912–14), and Arabia (de la Mare) (1914).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.


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