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  • Sophie Fuller

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(b London, April 7, 1876; d London, Jan 23, 1968). English composer of Spanish parentage. Educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and the West Central College of Music in London, she wrote her first song when she was 12. During the two World Wars she organized and sang in many charity concerts; her husband, F. Graham Leadbitter, had died during World War I. Although best known as a songwriter, she also composed piano, chamber and orchestral works. Most of her best-known songs were written during the first decade of the 20th century although she continued writing into her 70s....

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