Henry Cope Colles

(1879—1943) music historian and critic

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(b Bridgnorth, 1879; d London, 1943). Eng. music critic. Mus. critic for The Times 1905–43 (chief critic from 1911), ed. of 3rd and 4th edns. of Grove's Dictionary of Music, and author of several books incl. history of RCM (1933) of which he was member of staff, and biog. of Walford Davies (1942). His The Growth of Music (1912–16) was reprinted in 1978.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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