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Derogatory term coined by Elisabeth Lutyens to describe Eng. pastoral school of composers—e.g. Vaughan Williams, Holst, Ireland, and Bax. First used (as ‘the cowpat school’) in a lecture she gave at Dartington summer sch. of mus. in 1950s, referring to ‘folky‐wolky melodies on the cor anglais’.

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