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date: 20 September 2019

Crossley-Holland, Peterlocked

  • Paula Morgan


(b London, Jan 28, 1916; d London, April 27, 2001). English ethnomusicologist and composer. After reading medicine at Oxford, he studied composition at the RCM (1937–9) with Ireland (who had earlier given him private lessons) and returned to Oxford to take the BMus (1943). He later studied composition privately with Seiber, Rubbra and Julius Harrison and carried out postgraduate work in Indian music at the London School of Oriental and African Studies. He was successively a regional director of the Arts Council (1943–5), a member of the music division of the BBC (1948–63) and an assistant director of the Institute of Comparative Music Studies and Documentation, Berlin (1964–6), he was also editor of the Journal of the International Folk Music Council (1965–8). He joined the faculty of the UCLA in 1969 and was appointed professor of music there in ...

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