Champion of British music
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Sir Malcolm Sargent: 15 facts about the great conductor
8. Champion of British music
Throughout his career, Sargent promoted British music, conducting the premières of 'At the Boar's Head' (1925) by Gustav Holst, 'Hugh the Drover' (1924) and 'Sir John in Love' (1929) by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Walton's cantata 'Belshazzar's Feast'.