McEwen, (Sir) John (Blackwood)

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McEwen, (Sir) John (Blackwood) (b Hawick, 1868; d London, 1948). Scottish composer and teacher. Prof. of harmony and comp., RAM, 1898–1924, prin. 1924–36. Benefactor of chamber concerts. Knighted 1931. Works incl. Solway Symphony (1911); va. conc.; ov. Grey Galloway; 17 str. qts. (incl. Biscay); choral mus.; str. quintet; pf. pieces; songs, etc.