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date: 19 February 2020

Morley-Pegge, Reginald ( Frederick )locked

  • Philip Bate

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( Frederick )

( b London, Jan 17, 1890; d Cobham, Surrey, June 1, 1972). English horn player and scholar . His aptitude for brass instruments revealed itself during his schooldays, and at 21 he entered the Paris Conservatoire, taking the conducting class and studying under Brémond, who had revived the teaching of valve-horn there in 1896. Though trained on the French valved instrument, to which he remained faithful until quite late in life, Morley-Pegge became an acknowledged master of hand-horn technique, which he regarded as indispensable. During a long career he played in many leading orchestras in Paris and elsewhere; the style and integrity of his playing were much admired. In his Paris days Morley-Pegge recatalogued and photographed the wind instruments of the Conservatoire collection. He was a founder-member of the Galpin Society and contributor to its journal, but his main contribution to scholarship was The French Horn (London, 1960, 2/1973...

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