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Posted by David J Brown on April 6, 2014, 6:57 pm
Having just fielded, and corrected, an email news item from Chandos that gave the interesting (mis)information that a harpsichord concerto was Lilian Elkington's first orchestral work, I'm equally bemused to read now in Paul Corfield Godfrey's review of the new Cameo Classics CD, "British Composers Premiere Collection - Volume 4", that her actual first, indeed only, orchestral work — the tone poem "Out of the Mist" — was "only re-discovered by the chance purchase of the score and parts by Gareth Vaughan in a second-hand shop in Worthing in the late 1970s". All power to Mr Vaughan for being as I understand the driving force behind the concert from which the performance now on Cameo Classics was taken, but it was I who discovered, purchased, and still own the performing material for this and Lilian Elkington's tiny quantity of other works.
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