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Category: Music - Classical
Reference No: 7805
Status: Available
Price: £40.00
  Arthur Bliss

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Great British composer.

Bliss attended the Royal College of Music for a single term before the First World War broke out and interrupted his studies for the duration. After demobilization in 1919, he soon began to carve out a reputation as a composer.

His greatest works are perhaps his Colour Symphony (1921) the Piano Concerto in Bb (1938), Morning Heroes (1930) for speaker, chorus and orchestra (written as a tribute to those who died on World War I) and his ballet music, including Adam Zero (1946) Checkmate (1937) and the Miracle in the Gorbals (1944).

Bliss is perhaps best remembered for his music for the film Things to Come (1935).

This is a very fine signature and inscription ("To Sidney, Arthur Bliss") in blue fountain pen ink on a 4.75" x 2.75" album page. In very good condition.