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Ben Fogle visited Yorkshire on his Notes From Hidden Britain tour, an area with a long and glorious musical history
Yorkshire is the largest county in the UK and at is heart is the magnificent city of York where composer George Butterworth spent his childhood here. His father worked for the North-East Railway Company that was based in the city and, although the young George won a scholarship to Eton before going on to study music at Oxford, he always looked back on his early years in York fondly. Despite Butterworth's Yorkshire connections, his most famous piece the Banks of Green Willow of music by Butterworth is based on two folksong melodies the composer heard in Sussex.
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