“Dear Sir […] I need hardly say how pleased I am to hear that you are in the possession of my Suite for two [pia]nos, Op. 50, and like the work so much. The only other composition I have written for two pianos is a ‘Toccata Brillante’, Op. 144, which is published by Robert Forberg in Leipzig. But I have composed several works for piano duet […]” – Ashton wurde 1885 zum Professor für Klavier an der Royal Academy of Music ernannt.