Illyrian Lullaby by John Addison (1920-1998)
John Mervyn Addison was a British composer best known for his film scores. At the age of sixteen entered the Royal College of Music. He studied composition with Gordon Jacob, oboe with Léon Goossens, and clarinet with Frederick Thurston.This education ended in 1939 with service in World War II. Addison served with the British XXX Corps in the 23rd Hussars. He was a tank officer in the Battle of Normandy and wounded at Caen, later participating in the Operation Market. At the end of the war, he returned to London to teach composition at the Royal College of Music.
2Oth century. 80 Measures. 4 Pages. Key of E minor. 4/4 Time Signature.