Austin, Ernest, English composer, brother of Frederic Austin; b. London, Dec. 31, 1874; d. Wallington, Surrey, July 24, 1947. He was autodidact in composition. He was the author of The Fairland of Music (1922). Among his works were The Vicar of Bray for String Orch. (1910), Hymn of Apollo for Chorus and Orch. (1918), chamber music, organ pieces, and songs.
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