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Buxton Daeblitz Orr

1924 - 1997

Composer. Born in Glasgow, his mother having been a central figure in the Citizen's Theatre, Orr initially followed a career in medicine, but gave this up for music. He joined the staff of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and his work included compositions for films and brass bands as well as jazz-inspired classical works and opera. One of his most notable pieces is the Celtic Suite (1968) which draws on his Scottish roots.

He died in Hereford (England).

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