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Albert W. Ketelbey Biography & "Tangled Tunes"
By Joy Stapleton

More information for the Ketelbey fans.  (Three e's please!)
Three-and-a-half pages of biographical info will be found on pp. 59-62
of 'British Light Music - a personal gallery of 20th century composers'
by Philip L Scowcroft. London, Thames Publishing, 1997.

Much more may be found out about the composer, and also his violinist
brother, in a book published last year, called 'Albert W. Ketelbey
1875-1959 From the sanctuary of his heart'.  This book is available
from its author, John Sant, at 22 Beacon View Drive, Sutton Coldfield,
West Midlands, B74 2AW England by sending a cheque in Sterling
(sterling cheques only please) for 20 GBP.  This cost includes post
and packing to the USA.

The picture cover of "Tangled Tunes", referred to by Russell Wattam,
is shown as Plate 33 in Mr Sant's well produced book, and there are
many other excellent and informative illustrations as well as reference
to a catalogue of 'The music of Albert W. Ketelbey' by Tom McCanna of
Sheffield University.

Sheffield University and Lancashire County Library at Preston both hold
sets of orchestral parts for "Tangled tunes: a selection of favourite
melodies" published in 1918 by Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew Ltd.  The
listing shows that a piano conductor score is supplied with these

Happy untangling!

Joy Stapleton

 [ On the sheet music the composer's name is Ketelby, with
 [ two e's.  Does the biography explain why?  -- Robbie

(Message sent Wed 28 Feb 2001, 21:28:09 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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