Dale eventually returned to the professorship of harmony at the RAM which he had initially taken up in 1909. He examined for the Associated Board (ABRSM) in Australia and New Zealand in 1919–20. He was appointed Warden at the Academy in 1936, in the same year beginning a period of service to the BBC Music Advisory Panel which ceased with his death from a heart attack on 30 July 1943. This occurred after rehearsals for his orchestral poem, The Flowing Tide, for which he had made the first sketches in Brussels in 1924. Dale married twice, the second time very happily, and a sympathetic article on The Flowing Tide by Christopher Foreman in 2002 suggested that Dale had fully recovered from his internment experience, composing with renewed purpose and spirit in his final years.
from notes by Francis Pott © 2011