Dale, Benjamin (James)

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Dale, Benjamin (James)

Dale, Benjamin (James) , English composer and teacher; b. Crouch Hill, July 17, 1885; d. London, July 30, 1943. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with R Corder. After serving as organist at St. Stephen’s, Haling, he taught composition at the Royal Academy of Music.


The Tempest, overture (1902); Piano Sonata (1905); suites for Piano and Viola (1907); Before the Paling of the Stars for Chorus and Orch. (1912); Songs of Praise for Chorus and Orch. (1923); The Flowing Tide for Orch. (1924; 1943); Rosa mystica and Cradle Song for Chorus; 2 songs (after Shakespeare) for Voice and Viola obbligato; Sextet for Violas; Violin Sonata; piano pieces; songs; etc.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire