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Charles Southwell

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Charles Southwell (3 February 1860, Illinois – 31 March 1925, Jackson County, Mo.) was an American composer.

Charles was the younger brother of George Southwell, founder of the Southwell music publishing company, which printed a large volume of band music. Most of the Southwell company’s music was intended for beginning bands, i.e., grades I and II. Charles was a prolific composer of music suitable for bands of that type.

Charles took over the business when his brother George died in 1916 and managed it until his death. The company continued until 1934, at which time it was sold to the Volkwein Brothers in Pittsburgh.

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