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Richard Anthony Sayer Arnell 1917 - 2009

February 27, 2010

Richard Anthony Sayer Arnell 1917 - 2009, was a British composer and teacher, Music Consultant for the BBC North American Service, Professor of Composition at Trinity College of Music, Lecturer at the Royal Ballet School, Editor of ‘The Composer, Chairman and Vice President of the Composers Guild of Great Britain, Visiting Fulbright Professor to Bowdoin College in Maine and Hofstra University in New York, Music Director London International Film School,

In 1938, Arnell married married Charlotte Augusta Cronin Lowe, the daughter of Edward Cronin Lowe, a notable homeopathic surgeon, and the inventor of the concept of the bloodbank.

The music of the British composer Richard Arnell made a considerable impact in the 1940s and 1950s, but was subsequently eclipsed by more avant-garde trends.


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