|ORCHESTRA : Three symphonies; Prince Hal; Four Melodies; 1929; Fête Galante (for flute and orchestra); Cathedral Prelude (for organ and orchestra); Tomorrow; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.|
|OPERA : Merrymount.|
|CHORAL : Rhapsody of St. Bernard; Vision of Isaiah.|
DAVID STANLEY SMITH
|CHAMBER MUSIC : Five string quartets; Piano Quintet; String Sextet; Sonata for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Violoncello and Piano; Sonata Pastorale (for oboe and piano).|
About David Stanley Smith:
Musical America 51:10April 25, 1931.
DAME ETHEL MARY SMYTH was born in London on April 23, 1858. Her father was General J. H. Smyth of the Royal Artillery. Revealing a marked musical talent, she was sent to the Leipzig Conservatory where she studied under Heinrich von Herzogenberg. Her talent revealed itself in several tasteful compositions for, as Herzogenberg wrote at this time "our young English friend works with very great ardor, and has succeeded in composing some genuinely charming gavottes and sarabandes." When she graduated from the Conservatory she was already a talented composer, proving her merit with a Quintet, performed in Leipzig in 1884, a Sonata for Violin and Piano, performed three years later, and two orchestral works which were performed in London in 1900.
On January 13, 1893 she placed herself as one of the distinguished composers of England, and one of the outstanding women composers of her gen____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Composers of Today:A Comprehensive Biographical and Critical Guide to Modern Composers of All Nations. Contributors: David Ewen - Editor, David Ewen - Compiler. Publisher: H. W. Wilson. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1934. Page number: 255.
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