The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
English violinist Ralph Holmes was born in Penge in 1937. He studied with David Martin, Ivan Galamian and George Enescu, and became one of the leading violinists of his generation.
From 1964 he was professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Holmes died in Beckenham in September 1984, aged only forty-seven.