Frederic Emes Clay

(1838—1889) composer

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(b Paris, 1838; d Great Marlow, 1889). Eng. composer. Wrote over a dozen operettas prod. in London between 1859 and 1883. His cantata Lalla Rookh (1877) contains the song ‘I'll sing thee songs of Araby’. Also wrote popular ballads ‘She wandered down the mountainside’ and ‘The Sands of Dee’.

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