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Sir Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924

Composer and conductor born in Dublin He wrote seven symphonies, ten operas, chamber music, church music and choral works. He was Professor of Music at Cambridge from 1887-1924, and the Professor of Composition and Orchestral Playing at the Royal College of Music from 1883 until his death. His pupils included Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. His ashes are buried in Westminster Abbey beside Purcells.