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Purser is a composer, musicologist, and music historian. He is also a poet and playwright, having published four books of poetry, the latest being There Is No Night: new and selected poems (2014). He was born in Glasgow of Irish parents in 1942, educated at Lathallan School and Fettes College, and in 1963 studied Composition, Singing and Violoncello at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 1992...
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