Arnold Edward Trevor Bax (1883 - 1953):
Arnold Bax was an English composer who made many visits to County Donegal, lived in Glencolumbkille for a number of years during the 1920s and was heavily influenced by Irish literature and folklore. He was knighted in 1937 and in 1941 became Master of the King's (later Queen's) Musick. He wrote seven symphonies and several symphonic poems, including The Garden of Fand and Tintagel as well as a violin concerto, a cello concerto, piano solos and music for choral and chamber groups. He wrote several novels under the pseudonym Dermot O'Byrne. In his autobiography, Farewell My Youth, he writes of his dying wish as being 'to gaze from his window at Glen Head in late evening'.
|Born:||8 November 1883|
|Died:||3 October 1953|
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