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Sir George Dyson, composer, teacher, organist and administrator was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England in 1883. He spent four years (1904-8) in Italy and Germany on a Mendelssohn Scholarship before embarking on his career as music master at a succession of public schools, including Rugby, Wellington and Winchester. He taught at the Royal College of Music (where he had been a student under Stanford) before becoming in 1937 the College's director, a post he retained until 1952. He died at Winchester in 1964.
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