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Martin Shaw

(1875—1958) composer


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(b London, 1875; d Southwold, 1958). Eng. composer, organist, and conductor. Org., St Martin-in-the-Fields, 1920–4. Campaigner for better church mus. and for Eng. opera. Co-ed. with Vaughan Williams of hymn-book Songs of Praise (1925, rev. 1931) and Oxford Book of Carols (1928). Comp. ballad-opera Mr Pepys (1926), anthems, hymns, songs, etc. OBE 1955.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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