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Sir George Thalben-Ball
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Born on 18th of June 1896
Died on 18th of January 1987

Born 1896 - Sydney, Australia. Died 1987 - British organist and composer.

Studied at Royal Academy of Music, London. Appointed organist at Temple Church, London in 1923, held post for 58 years. Regularly appeared in Henry Wood Promenade Concerts. Composer of organ and choral music.

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