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date: 17 August 2019

Fraser, Shena (Eleanor)locked

  • Marie Fitzpatrick

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(Eleanor)

(b Stirling, May 26, 1910; d 1993). Scottish composer, pianist and lecturer. She studied the violin and the piano at the RCM where she was a composition pupil of Herbert Howells. She worked as a lecturer in adult education, as a pianist and accompanist and as an adjudicator. In 1982 she and the music education specialist Yvonne Enoch founded the music publishing company Fraser-Enoch Publications. Her output is predominantly vocal and reflects her interest in music for amateurs, particularly amateur choirs; several of her most significant works, such as Carillon (1957), To Him Give Praise (1959–60), A Ring of Jewels (1975) and A Boy was Born (1988), are for women’s voices. Among her instrumental works are a Sonatina for flute (1989) and two Sea Poems for piano duo (1988), the latter adapted from her 1972 cantata ...

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