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The World's Greatest Music
The First and Second World Wars cut short the lives of many composers and musicians who would have gone on to greater things had they lived. Here are a few to remember.
Butterworth was one of the most promising British composers of his generation, best known for The Banks of Green Willow and his settings of A Shropshire Lad. He served as a highly regarded platoon leader during the Great War and was shot by a sniper during the battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered.
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