There were only ever four people listed under this heading in the old website – from which this new one is derived. Therefore, by right of primogeniture, as it were, they also appear here.


Maurice-Michel Lévy (dit Bétove) (1885 – 1965).
Maurice Michel Lévy (1885 – 1965) is probably only known, at least outside France,
for a number of Odeon records he made in Paris in 1926. These are delightful,
mordant pastiches and satires. Four of them can be heard here.


Henry James Metcalfe (1835 – 1906).
He was one of my great-great grandfathers. Mostly based in Wolverhampton, he wrote & published lots of brass band music. We’re researching his life & times.


Charles McCallon Alexander (1867 – 1920).
It may seem strange to find a link to this noted Evangelist, singer and composer (1867-1920) on this site. Click the link to find out more!


Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich  (1876-1938).
While referring to our copy of Nicholas Sokolov’s 1924 report on the death of Tsar Nichols II and his immediate family, we found an interesting pamphlet bound in at the back of the book. Well, it’s interesting to me, and as far as I can tell, does not seem to be readily available on line; so here it is…