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Edward German was born in England in 1862. This composer belonged to the Romantic period, and died in 1936. Sir Edward German

Sir Edward German (1862 - 1936) was born in Shropshire, England. He studied the piano, organ and violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London, then embarked on a career as an orchestral player and conductor.

His compositions did not become known until 1892 when he wrote the incidental music to the play Henry VIII, a dance from which is available for listening here on Musical  Discovery. He also wrote incidental music for Nell Gwyn.  After Arthur Sullivan died he completed a partly finished Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Emerald isle. He went on to write two more operettas of his own in the G & S tradition, namely Merrie England and Tom JonesMerrie England in particular is spectacularly full of great melodies, and it doesn't deserve the neglect it is currently accorded.


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