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Emily Daymond (Composer, Arranger)

Born: July 11, 1866 - Framlingham, Suffolk, England
Died: October 10, 1949

The English composer and music teacher, Emily Rosa Daymond, was the daughter of the Reverend Albert Cooke Daymond, headmaster of a boys’ school - Timsbury. She entered the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar on May 7, 1883, when the College first opened, studying with Ernst Pauer (piano), Richard Gompertz (violin), Dr. Frederick Bridge (harmony and counterpoint) and Dr. Hubert Parry, eventually becoming devoted disciple of Parry. She completed her studies at the Royal College of Music, passed her examinations for the bachelor of music degree at Oxford in 1896 and for her doctor of music in 1901. It took Oxford another twenty years to allow women to hold the degrees they had won.

Emily Daymond held the post of Music Lecturer at the Royal Holloway College for Women. From 1908 to 1921 she taught piano and harmony at the Royal College of Music. In addition to her teaching, Daymond conducted choirs, lectured and made a study of Troubadour music. She produced two books of Score-Reading Exercises for the Novello Primer Series and published several of her own compositions. Daymond was also a keen sportswoman. Toward the end of her life, she learned Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier by heart so she would have them with her when she was blind.


Source: Wikipedia Website (June 2011)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2011)

Emily Daymond: Short Biography | Arrangements/Transcriptions: Works | Recordings

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Emily Daymond (Wikipedia)



Marion M. Scott: Emily Rosa Daymond, Obituary in The Royal College of Music Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 25-26
Pamela Blevins: Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and Beauty (The Boydell Press, 2008)

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