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Gordon Jacob was born in London on July 5, 1895 and died in Saffron Walden, England, on June 8, 1984. He received his education from both Dulwich College and the Royal College of Music, earning a Doctor of Music degree in 1935. From 1926, he was a member of the faculty at the latter institution and taught counterpoint, orchestration, and composition. A long line of his composition students, including Malcolm Arnold, Antony Hopkins, and Bernard Stevens, went on to successful careers. His orchestral and choral works include a ballet, concert overture, two symphonies, numerous concertos for wind and string instruments, many pedagogic works for piano and for chorus and a variety of chamber works, songs, and film music.