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His music was influenced by folk song of the Hebrides (as in the 1915 Hebridean Symphony) and the works of Richard Wagner. Some of his works have an "exotic" element (including the oratorio Omar Khayyám (1906-09)). Among his other better known works are the overture The Pierrot of the Minute (1908) and the Pagan Symphony (1928).
He was influential in the founding of the City of Birmingham orchestra (later the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), whose first performance in September 1920 was of his Overture: Saul.
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