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Stanley Bate (December 12, 1911 – October 19, 1959) was an English composer and pianist.
Bate received early training in music and had composed two operas by age 20. He studied under Ralph Vaughan Williams, R.O. Morris, Gordon Jacob, and Arthur Benjamin, and then in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and in Berlin with Paul Hindemith. He wrote incidental music for performances at German playhouses, and toured Australia and the United States as a pianist. Bate was openly gay, but was married to fellow composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks from 1938 to 1949, when they divorced. After several years living in America, where Bate and Glanville-Hicks had moved in 1941, he returned to London. Bate committed suicide in 1959.
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