Hughes, Herbert (1882-1937) by Gaipa, Mark

Herbert Hughes 1882-1937 A music critic and composer, Hughes was born in Belfast, Ireland, and studied in London at the Royal College of Music. Writing for initially under the alias of , Hughes composed nearly 50 music reviews and pieces of music criticism for the first nine volumes of Orage’s journal. In 1911, he ended his contributions for in order to join the , where he worked as a music critic until 1932. A participant in the Irish Cultural Revival, Hughes’s professional interests gravitated toward folk music: he helped to found the Irish Folksong Society and co-edited its publications; he also collected folksongs and published his arrangements in collections like (1909) and (1922). His own compositions include chamber pieces (e.g., for violin, flute, clarinet, and bassoon) and works for piano and vocals. Hughes also composed music for the theater and film. The New Age X. The New Age Daily Telegraph Irish Country Songs Historical Songs and Ballads of Ireland Three Satirical Songs —Mark Gaipa Sources 8th edition (1992) Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (1997) Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Classical Musicians Diane Milburn, (1996) The Deutschlandbild of A. R. Orage and the New Age Circle

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