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Alexandra Thomson Studholme (May 24, 1867 – October 15, 1907) was a British composer who published her music under the name Alexandra Thomson (also seen as Thompson). She is best remembered today for her work for chorus and orchestra, Battle of the Baltic.

Thomson's parents were Zoe Skene and the Reverend William Thomson, the Archbishop of York. On June 23, 1897, Thomson married John Studholme (1864-1934) and they had four sons: John, Richard, Derek, and Humphrey.

Thomson studied music with Dr. John Naylor. In October 1890, Her composition Battle of the Baltic was performed at the Hovingham Festival in Yorkshire. She wrote articles about music and composed songs and madrigals, including:


  • Music at Home



  • Fairy Queene (SATB madrigal)
  • Shepherd's Elegy: Holiday in Arcady
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