Martin Edward FallasShaw (1875–1958), composerof 20th century school and church music, was the son of a church organist and a pianist. He was brought up in BelsizePark, and became organist at Emmanuel Church, Hampstead, in 1895.
During the 1890s Shaw worked with the theatre reformer Edward Gordon Craig, wrote incidental music for occasional plays and began working with Ralph Vaughan Williams on researching old tunes for the English Hymnal (1906),
Martin Shaw became a prolific arranger of choral music for schools and worked for the Board of Education as an inspector of music classes. He believed good English music needed to grow from English roots: folk-song and the Elizabethan masters, as in the music of Vaughan Williams and Holst.
While he worked to take English ‘national’ music to ordinary English people in theatres, schools, and churches, his greatest impact was on church music. From 1920-1924 he was organist at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and in ‘Songs of Praise’ (pub1925), his own work and that of Vaughan Williams and Dearmer replaced Victorian hymns with Tudor and folk-based ones. The Oxford Book of Carols (1928) consisted of the trio's choice of traditional religious songs plus new carols by English composers.
Martin Shaw retired to Suffolk, became an OBE in 1955, and fellow of the Royal College of Music shortly before his death in 1958.
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Anthony Green (born September 30, 1939) artist,is a senior Royal Academician and one of the UK's most eminent and best loved narrative and figurative painters and printmakers. He is best known for paintings of his own middle-class domestic life, many of which have as their background the quirky interiors of his family flat in Lissenden Mansions.His career as an artist spans fifty years and his irregularly shaped paintings and sculptures (often autobiographical in subject matter) wonderful colour and skilful execution, have been enjoyed and admired by thousands of visitors to exhibitions and museums all over the world.