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.
She sang Margret in the first British broadcast of Berg's Wozzeck conducted by Boult, was Mother Goose in the first British stage performance of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress and was one of the original sixteen singers in Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music.
On retirement, Mary Jarred was a professor at London's Royal Academy of Music. She died on 12 December 1993, aged ninety-four.