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Elizabeth Maconchy
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Born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Born on 19th of March 1907
Died on 11th of November 1994

Born 1907. Died 1994 - English composer.

Studied at Royal College of Music. First major work, a piano concerto, performed in 1930. Best known works include Symphony (1953), an overture Proud Thames (1953) and a carol cantata A Christmas Morning (1962). Also written choral and orchestral work and an opera for children. Made DBE in 1987.

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