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I had the privilege and pleasure of knowing George Malcolm for over 30 years, having first met him at the Spode House Easter Music Week in 1966. I was then a young student at The Royal Academy of Music and was thrilled to meet the dedicatee of Britten's brilliant Missa Brevis, the piece that, when I first heard it as a schoolboy, spurred me into trying my own hand at composition.

I had no idea that George would become an inspirational mentor and the most generous and loyal of friends. Through him I was introduced to the vibrant musical life of London and the exciting festival activities of Aldeburgh, Dartington, Bath etc. Through him I met, and had the opportunity to write for, many eminent musicians, among them Janet Baker, Julian Bream, David Munrow, Imogen Holst, the Academy of St. Martins and of course George himself.

A work still in progress, I hope this site will help keep alive George's memory and remind us what a wonderful all-round musician he was and how much he contributed to our musical lives.

Special thanks are due to Christopher Hirons for support and encouragement, and to Sir Nicholas Kenyon for permission to reproduce his Memorial Address.

David Lord

September 2013

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"The research potential of the archive that you are creating in honour of George is nothing short of astonishing - and not only will it help preserve the memory of a truly remarkable and accomplished man, but also underline the importance that he held as a commanding figure both in the history of harpsichord playing, and of course inspirational choir training, in England." Professor Gerald Gifford (2014)

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