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Ernest Farrar

Ernest Bristow Farrar (July 7, 1885 - 1918) was an English composer, pianist and organist, born in Lewisham. He studied with Sir Charles Villiers Stanford at the Royal College of Music and became a music teacher himself, but his career was cut short by World War I as he died on the Western front within days of reaching France in 1918. He did, however, have time to write a fairly good deal of music but, apart from a few songs, his works are now rarely performed and he is perhaps best known as the teacher of Gerald Finzi.