Extra value collections:
Easthope Martin Collection (3 tracks)
Born Stourbridge 1882, he studied with Coleridge Taylor at Trinity College, London. He wrote song cycles and songs, sacred and secular music and was an organist, pianist and pianolist. He worked for the Aeolian Company and cut rolls, notably for their organs; he also added expression marks to the rolls cut for Elgar's 1st Symphony. He contracted tuberculosis and although he was sent to Switzerland for cures, none came and he was nursed by the Knightley family, managers of the Aeolian company and he died in 1925.