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Bliss, Sir Arthur (Drummond)locked

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(b London, 2 Aug 1891; d London, 27 March 1975). English composer of American descent.

He was educated at Rugby and Pembroke College, Cambridge (1910–13), where he studied counterpoint with Charles Wood. While still at Cambridge he came to know Elgar, whose music made a deep and lasting impression on him, and came under the stimulating influence of E.J. Dent. He spent a year at the RCM (...

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Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 1885-1901, suppls., 1901-96)
Musical Times