Davies, Henry Augustus (pseud: Adams, A. Davies) 1896-21.feb.1951 England, Newcastle upon Tyne - Ireland, Dublin
educated at St. Bees School, Feb 1915 on leaving school gazetted to the 7th Territorial Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers, Apr 1917 went to France, was severely wounded at Ypres and within a few weeks was back in England, later joined the 7th Reserve Battalion at Alnwick and was assistant adjutant when the Brigade was concentrated for coast defence at Redcar, 1920-1923 studied music with Ralph Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music in London, he held the Signor Foli Scholarship, 1923-1924 musical director and conductor of the amateur opera company Mayfair Dramatic Club in London, 1929-1934 residing at 27 High Street in London Kensington, 1936 under his pseudonym as composer, author and arranger member of the Performing Rights Society (PRS) London, at time of death residing at 29 Pembroke Park in Dublin probably boarding there for the production of his opera 'La vie parisienne' as it appears he was still married because his wife died as Vera G Davies-Adams ; son of 'independent' Henry Davies (d. b1929) ; 14.jul.1929 at St Matthew in London Bayswater he married the soprano opera singer Emily 'Vera' Gordon Dykes Robson (Derbyshire, Somercotes 15.jan.1901-1967 Derbyshire, Shardlow) daughter of physician Dr. Oswald Dykes Robson (India, Calcutta 16.mar.1866-12.dec.1933 Somercotes)

Title Parts

[] The love song of Har Dyal. Song
the words from Rudyard Kipling's Songs from books
pub Boosey & Co., London 28nov1921
copyright renewal A. Davies Adams 1dec1948

[] The Juggler's song. Song
the words from Rudyard Kipling's Songs from books
pub Boosey & Co., London 28nov1921

[] Qualis. Opera in one act. Singers, small orchestra including pianoforte and harp
produced and performed by producers, singers and orchestra all from students of the Royal College of Music at the Royal College of Music, London 24nov1922

[] The Queen of Cornwall. Opera
performed by students of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London 1apr1924

[] La vie parisienne. Comic opera in three acts by Jacques Offenbach
an adaptation of the original opera by Alan Patrick Herbert and A. Davies Adams
melodies by Offenbach freely arranged by A. Davies Adams, the lyrics by A. Davies Adams, completed and polished by Alan Patrick Herbert
pub Boosey & Co., London 2aug1929

[] We shall grow old from La vie parisienne. Vocal duet for soprano and tenor
the words by Alan Patrick Herbert
pub Boosey & Co., London 23dec1929
copyright renewal 8jan1957 Boosey & Hawkes Inc., proprietor of copyright in a work made for hire of A. Davies Adams

[] Selection from Alan Patrick Herbert and Thomas F. Dunhill's comic opera Tantivy Towers
arranged for the pianoforte by A. Davies Adams
pub J. B. Cramer & Co., London 1931

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