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Sir George Dyson

(1883-1964), Composer and Director of Royal College of Music

Sitter in 10 portraits
Sir George Dyson was Director of Music at the Royal Naval College in Osborne, before moving to Marlborough College in 1911. He joined the Royal Fusiliers in January 1915 and published a widely used training pamphlet on grenade warfare after finding there were no official guides available. Posted to the French frontline, he endured the difficult conditions of the trenches, yet composed a set of piano miniatures, including the Epigrams (1916, published 1920), during quieter moments. Suffering shellshock after a near miss from an exploding bomb, he was sent home in March 1916. After a long convalescence, he joined the Air Ministry as Organising Director of Music in 1918, composing a set of trumpet calls for the RAF and completing Sir Henry Walford Davies’s piano sketch for the official RAF March Past, to which he added the introspective trio section. Dyson returned to teaching after war.

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Sir George Dyson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153181

Sir George Dyson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 22 September 1937
NPG x153181

Sir George Dyson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153182

Sir George Dyson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 22 September 1937
NPG x153182

Sir George Dyson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153183

Sir George Dyson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 22 September 1937
NPG x153183

Sir George Dyson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153184

Sir George Dyson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 22 September 1937
NPG x153184

Sir George Dyson, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153185

Sir George Dyson

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 22 September 1937
NPG x153185

Sir George Dyson, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x167329

Sir George Dyson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, April 1943
NPG x167329

Sir George Dyson, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x89132

Sir George Dyson

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 27 April 1951
NPG x89132

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Sir George Dyson

by Walter Stoneman
negative, April 1943
NPG x165206

Web image not currently available

Sir George Dyson

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 27 April 1951
NPG x100062

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