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> Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 20:35:21 +0100
> From: Asger Mikkonen <mikkonen@xxxxxxxx>
> To: brass-band@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Romanza
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> Can you please help me with information on the trombone solo "ROMANZA"
> written by Henry Geehl. The top line says "To Alex English", -- who
> is/was he. Please also fill me in on Henry Geehl.
> Asger Mikkonen
Geehl was born in London 1881 and died in Beaconsfield (Bucks.) in
1961. He was a pianist and conductor as well as composer and
arranger and did much editorial work for English publishers. In fact
it was Geehl who scored Elgar's Severn Suite for brass band, in its original
Most of his output was for band, his best work probably the
Sinfonietta Pastorale which is seldom heard these days, but he also
composed orchestral works, piano music and songs. His song 'For You
Alone' is allegedly the only song which Caruso ever performed in
Alex English has a chip shop in Ripon but this may not be the same
guy, since he's never heard of Henry Geehl.
I hope that some of this information is useful.
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