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Stewart Macpherson (1865–1941)

Stewart Macpherson was an English musician of Scottish descent. He was born in Liverpool and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1887, he joined the staff, and taught composition and harmony. He founded the Music Teachers’ Association in 1908, and was its chairman until 1923. For two years, between 1925 and 1927, he was Dean of the Faculty of Music at the University of London.

Macpherson was primarily a music educator and is remembered for such textbooks as Practical Harmony (Ref 15027), Form in Music (Ref B237) and Melody and Harmony, published in three volumes (Refs 15023, 12024 & 15025). Stewart Macpherson died in London on 27 March 1941.

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