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Haydn Wood

Person  Male  Born 25/3/1882  Died 11/3/1959

Categories: Music / songs

Countries: Wales

Violinist and composer of light music. Born Yorkshire into a musical family, his name is pronounced to rhyme with maiden. Brought up on the Isle of Man.

WW1 and the new radio broadcasting meant there was a ready audience for his tunes, the best known being 'Roses of Picardy'. His suite 'London Landmarks' (1946) included the march 'The Horse-Guards, Whitehall' which was the signature tune for the long-running radio show 'Down Your Way'. Died at the nursing home, The Priory, Roehampton.

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Haydn Wood

Haydn Wood, 1882 - 1959, composer, a much-loved master of British light music...

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