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Alan Titchmarsh is a huge fan of British music and every Saturday morning at 10.30, he shares a piece of music associated with a British composer or place. Is there a piece connected with where you live or somewhere you like to visit? You can request your British Discovery using the form below.
Parry - best-known for 'Jerusalem' and 'I was Glad' - received an unusual commission from Helen, Countess of Radnor, who lived in Longford Castle near Salisbury (pictured). "She was unique in many ways," says Alan, "but perhaps most intriguing was her insistence on doing things that were not normally viewed as acceptable practice for a Victorian lady - one of these was commissioning works for orchestra which she then conducted herself!" Photo: Barry Deakin
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