Alexander Brent Smith

BRENT SMITH, Alexander. b. Brookethorpe, near Gloucester, 8 Oct 1889; d. Brookethorpe, 3 July 1950. He received his education at the King’s School, Worcester, and was a chorister in Worcester Cathedral. After studying with Ivor Atkins, he became his assistant organist. In 1912 he was appointed Director of Music at Lancing College, Sussex, where Peter Pears was among his pupils. He left Lancing in 1934 and taught at Pate’s Grammar School in Cheltenham. He served as an enthusiastic member of the Three Choirs Festival committee, produced two symphonies, and composed works for the Festival programme including In Glorious Freedom (Worcester 1923), his Choral Concerto (Worcester 1929) and an...

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