Music Web International – http://www.musicweb-international.com/comp-idx/dunhill.htm
Web forum extensively used to review and comment on composers, recordings, events etc. Includes articles: Review of CD: Dunhill Sonata in F (Opus 50), by Stephen Matthews, plus articles on Dunhill by Rob Barnet and Phillip Scowcroft.
The John Ireland Trust – www.johnirelandtrust.org
Holds archive of composer and organist John Ireland, promotes his music, and offers support to associated music events. In June 2012 put on John Ireland in Chelsea, a festival of music by Ireland, Stanford and Ireland’s pupils, commemorating 50 years since the composer’s death. Dunhill was a lifelong friend of Ireland, ever since they joined the RCM as its then youngest pupils in 1893.
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) – http://www.abrsm.org/en/home
Dunhill was an early international examiner for the ABRSM from 1906, later going on to selecting the piano syllabus. He wrote numerous pieces to be used for exams, not just for piano, but also for singing and other instruments at levels below Grade 5. Some are still used, including A Song of Erin – possibly the most played piece of music in history . . . ABRSM publishes several collections of music which include Dunhill pieces.
The Royal College of Music – http://www.rcm.ac.uk/
Dunhill became a student of the RCM in 1893, studying piano and composition. He was there as a student until 1899, having gained a scholarship, which enabled him to continue composition under Stanford. He was the (joint) first to be awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal, given to ‘the most generally promising student’. After 6 years teaching at Eton, he returned to the RCM as a teacher, and remained connected to the College for the rest of his life, becoming a Fellow eventually. The RCM holds many pieces of Dunhill music, manuscripts and other materials, including his diaries (1893 – 1946).
Stainer & Bell – http://www.stainer.co.uk/index.html
Music publishers, including publishers of Dunhill’s song-setting The Cloths of Heaven
New London Chamber Ensemble - www.newlondonchamberensemble.co.uk
London-based chamber ensemble, whose members include Dunhill music in their repertoire: Robert Manasse, flute; Melanie Ragge, oboe, Neyire Ashworth, clarinet, Stephen Stirling, horn; Adam Mackenzie, bassoon
Phoenix Piano Trio – www.phoenixpianotrio.com
Sholto Kynoch, piano; Marie Macleod, cello; Joanathan Stone, violin. Currently include in touring repertoire Dunhill’s Piano Trio (single movement) of 1900. The Trio first performed this in a programme including Ireland and Beethoven at the Wigmore Hall, London, April 2012
REVIEWS & ARTICLES
Review of CD by Cantabile Vocal Quartet , including Dunhill’s four Songs of the River (Opus 44, published in 1916)
Appleby, Lincolnshire – www.appleby-lincolnshire.co.uk/Dunhill.html
Website for village where Dunhill is buried. Members of the village have kindly looked after his gravestone, and posted an article about him on the website. The gravestone has the inscription ‘Maker of Music’
Charlotte Slocum plays 1st Year Pieces (1935)