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This must have been very difficult for you, but it comes off well, and not just as a piece of scholarship. I was truly astonished by the following.

‘Composed in Scotland (RAF Tain., Peterhead,

Portmahomack & Aberdeen & back to Tain)

Bomber command & signals.’ The full score

(RCM 20807) reads: ‘This work was composed

at Portmahomack, Scotland, during April &

July 1942.

My wife and I have visited Portmahomack but it never occurred to us that anything classical had been composed there. We live and learn.

Your contributions to COW on Doreen Carwithen were excellent because, unlike some academics, you speak as well as you write.

I have your book on order.

With thanks for everything you do.

Rod Hart

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Thank you for leaving such a very lovely comment! I'm really glad this was useful, and that you enjoyed COW. Fingers crossed you also enjoy the book!

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I’m so grateful for this catalogue as well as the story surrounding it. I’m currently trying to assemble a comprehensive list of symphonic works by composers of African heritage and your research is invaluable!!!

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Oh I'm really glad it's been useful!! Best of luck with your list - do please let me know if that becomes available online and I will share :)

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This is wonderful. Thank you! I’ve been searching (unsuccessfully) for her cello piece (Memories) but I didn’t know about Reverie.

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You're very welcome! If you find Memories do let me know. I've entertained the possibility that Memories might have been an early draft of Reverie, but I'm not sure about that. Will keep digging in the hope that Memories turns up somewhere!

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