Bantock, Sir Granville Ransome, 1868-1946 (Knight and composer)
Bantock, Sir Granville Ransome (1868-1946), composer, was born on 7 August 1868 at 44 Cornwall Road, Notting Hill, London, the eldest son of an eminent surgeon and gynaecologist, George Granville Bantock (1837-1913), and his wife, Sophia Elizabeth (Bessie) Ransome (1843-1909). George Bantock had been born in Sutherland, where his father became gamekeeper for the infamous second duke on his Dunrobin estate. Granville Bantock's mother, from an East Anglian entrepreneurial Quaker family, was a munificent and vivacious theatre-loving woman.
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Sir Granville Ransome Bantock: MS music 'Songs from the Chinese Poets'
Songs include 'The Court of Dreams', 'Down the Hwai', 'Night on the mountain', 'The lost one', 'Memories with the dusk return', and 'And there are tears'; signed and dated.