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Arkwright, Marian (Ursula)locked

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(b Norwich, Jan 25, 1863; d Highclere, nr Newbury, March 23, 1922). English composer. She received both the MusB (1895) and MusD (1913) from Durham University. In 1893 she was one of the founders of the pioneering English Ladies’ Orchestral Union, and was the orchestra’s secretary as well as playing the double bass and timpani. She was the conductor of the Newbury Amateur Orchestral Union and was also involved in the Rural Music Schools movement. Arkwright was one of the few women members of the Society of British Composers (founded ...

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