This Day in History: 1902-04-10

Harry Mortimer, British cornetist, trumpeter and conductor, taught by his father, at age 11 soloist with the Luton Red Cross Junior Band and began conducting, won 350 medals and trophies during his teens, principal in the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, then principal in the Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Northern Orchestra, played with the Philharmonia, lecturer in trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music, became director of BBC wind ensemble and brass bands, received Order of the British Empire and Commander of the British Order, born in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England.

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