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Best, William Thomas (1826-1897)

Biography of W. T. Best

W. T. Best

Best, William Thomas. Studied at Carlisle Cathedral under John Norman and Abraham Young. Organist of the Pembroke Road Chapel, Liverpool, 1840-55; the Church for the Blind, Liverpool, 1847; the Royal Panopticon, Leicester Square, London, 1853-54; Lincoln’s Inn Chapel, 1854; St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, 1855; St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, 1855-94; Wallasey Parish Church, Birkenhead, 1860-63; Holy Trinity, Liverpool, 1863; West Derby Parish Church, 1879. Engaged in 1871 to give recitals at the Royal Albert Hall (stayed for only a short time). Solo Organist at the Handel festival at the Crystal Palace. Opened the organ in Sydney Town Hall, 1890. Was one of the greatest English Organists of his time. Received a Civil List pension of £100 per annum. Composed church services, anthems, organ pieces, &c. b. Carlisle, England, Aug. 13th, 1826; d. Liverpool, May 10th, 1897 (buried in Childwell Churchyard).

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Festival-Overture
Title: Festival-Overture
Composer: W. T. Best
Price: €10.99
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Pages: 19
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0260-0
Published: 01-Dec-2003Add to basket
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Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)

Biography of Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Brahms, Johannes. Hon.Mus.D. (Cantab, 1877), Hon.Ph.D. (Breslau, 1881). Pupil of his father; Otto Cassel (piano) and Eduard Marxsen (composition). Court director of music to Lippe-Detmold, 1854-58; conducted the Singakademie, Vienna, Austria, 1863-64; the Gesellschaft der Musikfeunde, 1871-74. Composed symphonies, concertos, choral music, chamber, piano, and organ words, songs, &c. b. Hamburg, Germany, May 7th, 1833; d. Vienna, Austria, Apr. 3rd, 1897.

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Akademische Fest-Ouverture
Title: Akademische Fest-Ouverture (Op. 80) (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare)
Composer: Johannes Brahms
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Pages: 19
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0556-4
Published: 08-Oct-2007Add to basket
(Op. 80) (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare)
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Faulkes, George William Henry (1863-1933)

Biography of William Faulkes

William Faulkes

Faulkes, George William Henry. Pupil of William Dawson and Henry Dillon-Newman. . Organist of St. John-the-Baptist’s, Tue Brook, Liverpool, 1882-86; St. Margaret’s, Anfield, Liverpool, 1886-1933. b. Liverpool, England, Nov. 4th, 1863; d. there, Jan. 25th, 1933.

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Concert Overture in E flat
Title: Concert Overture in E flat
Composer: William Faulkes
Price: €10.49
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Pages: 15
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0408-6
Published: 20-Aug-2004Add to basket
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Overture in F
Title: Overture in F
Composer: William Faulkes
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Pages: 13
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0325-6
Published: 14-Jun-2004Add to basket
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Fricker, Herbert Austin (1868-1943)

Biography of Dr Herbert A. Fricker

<i>Dr</i> Herbert A. Fricker

Fricker, Dr Herbert Austin. Mus.B., (Durham, 1893), M.A. (Leeds, 1917), Hon.Mus.D. (Toronto), F.R.C.O. Studied at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. Assistant organist of Canterbury Cathedral, 1884-90; organist of Holy Trinity, Folkestone, 1891-98; St. Michael’s, Headingley, Leeds, 1898-1917; Leeds Town Hall, 1898-1917; the Metropolitan Methodist Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1917-. Chorus-master of the Leeds Festival, 1904; conducted the Leeds Municipal Orchestra; president of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, 1925-26; faculty member at the Toronto University. Composed organ music, anthems, &c. b. Canterbury, England, Feb. 12th, 1868; d. Toronto, Canada, Nov. 11th, 1943.

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Concert Overture in C minor BE01052 In preparation
Fantasie-Overture BE01053 In preparation
Grey, Charles John (1849-1923)

Biography of Charles John Grey

Grey, Charles John. Taught at the London College of Music. b. Diss, Norfolk, England, 1849; d. Bexley, Kent, 1923.

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Ouverture BE01350 In preparation
Handel, George Frederick (1685-1759)

Biography of Georg Friedrich Händel

Georg Friedrich Händel

Händel (Handel, Haendel, Hendel), Georg Friedrich (George Frederick). Studied at Halle Cathedral, 1692, under Friedrich W. Zachau (counterpoint, organ, harpsichord and oboe). Assistant organist of Halle Cathedral, 1697-1702; organist there, 1702-03. Violinist at Hanover Opera, 1703; in Italy, 1706; conductor to the Elector of Hannover, 1709; to the Duke of Chandos, England, 1718; music master to the Prince of Wales; director of the Royal Academy, London. Composed operas, oratorios, serenatas, odes, anthems, songs, cantatas, concertos, suites, &c. b. Halle, Germany, Feb. 23rd, 1685; d. London, England, Apr. 14th, 1759.

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Overture to the Occasional Oratorio
Title: Overture to the Occasional Oratorio (arr. by W. T. Best)
Composer: George Frederick Handel
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Pages: 13
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0337-9
Published: 04-Mar-2004Add to basket
(arr. by W. T. Best)
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Overture to the Oratorio “Athalia”
Title: Overture to the Oratorio “Athalia” (arr. by W. T. Best)
Composer: George Frederick Handel
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Pages: 9
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0469-7
Published: 17-Aug-2004Add to basket
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Overture to the Oratorio “Samson”
Title: Overture to the Oratorio “Samson” (arr. by W. T. Best)
Composer: George Frederick Handel
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Pages: 12
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0365-2
Published: 25-Apr-2004Add to basket
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Overture to the Oratorio “Saul”
Title: Overture to the Oratorio “Saul” (arr. by W. T. Best)
Composer: George Frederick Handel
Price: €11.49
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Pages: 20
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-1086-5
Published: 15-Oct-2014Add to basket
(arr. by W. T. Best)
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Hollins, Alfred (1865-1942)

Biography of Alfred Hollins

Alfred Hollins

Hollins, Alfred. Hon.Mus.D. (Edinburgh, 1922); Hon.F.R.C.O. Blind organist. Studied at the Wilberforce Institution, York, under William Barnby, 1874-77; the Royal Normal College for the Blind, Upper Norwood, London, under F. J. Campbell, Fritz Hartvigson (piano), and Dr Edward J. Hopkins (organ), 1878; in Berlin under Hans von Bülow who described him as one “of those rare and true musicians among pianoforte virtuosi”, 1885. Organist of St. John’s, Redhill, London, 1884-88; the People’s Palace, London, 1888-; St. Andrew’s (Presbyterian), Upper Norwood, London, 1888-97; St. George’s (United Free), Edinburgh, Scotland, 1897-1942. Professor of piano and organ at the Royal Normal College for the Blind, Upper Norwood, London, 1888. Was responsible for the specifications of the organ in Johannesburg Town Hall, built by Norman & Beard (giving opening recital, 1916), and Caird Hall, Dundee, built by Harrison & Harrison; also organs in Belfast and Edinburgh. Played the Beethoven Pianoforte Concerto in E-flat under Manns at the Crystal Palace; before Queen Victoria at Windsor, 1882; toured the United States, 1885, 1888; played a series of recitals at Sydney Town Hall in 1904; toured New Zealand, 1904; South Africa, 1907, 1909; U.S.A., 1926. Composed organ music, songs, anthems, piano music, &c. b. Hull, England, Sep. 11th, 1865; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, May 17th, 1942.

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Concert Overture in C
Title: Concert Overture in C
Composer: Alfred Hollins
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Pages: 15
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0956-2
Published: 19-Jun-2013Add to basket
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Concert Overture in C minor
Title: Concert Overture in C minor
Composer: Alfred Hollins
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Pages: 16
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0957-9
Published: 01-Jan-2013Add to basket
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Concert Overture in F minor
Title: Concert Overture in F minor
Composer: Alfred Hollins
Price: €9.99
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Pages: 16
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0958-6
Published: 01-Jan-2013Add to basket
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Finale (En forme d’Ouverture)
Title: Finale (En forme d’Ouverture)
Composer: Alfred Hollins
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Pages: 6
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0959-3
Published: 26-Feb-2013Add to basket
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Johnson, William George Bernard (1868-1935)

Biography of Bernard Johnson

Bernard Johnson

Johnson, William George Bernard. F.R.C.O. (1891), B.A., Mus.B. (Cantab, 1897). Studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge, under Dr George M. Garrett. Organist of Framlingham College, Suffolk, 1889-91; Leeds Grammar school, 1891-1905; the Priory Church, Bridlington, 1905-10; the Albert Hall, Nottingham, 1910-; City Organist, Nottingham, 1910-34. b. South Pickenham, Norfolk, England, Dec. 1st, 1868; d. Horning, May 16th, 1935.

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Overture in C sharp minor (Homage à Tschaikowski)
Title: Overture in C sharp minor (Homage à Tschaikowski)
Composer: Bernard Johnson
Price: €9.49
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Pages: 12
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0570-0
Published: 12-Jul-2007Add to basket
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Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Jakob Ludwig Felix (1809-1847)

Biography of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Jakob Ludwig Felix. Hon.Ph.D. (Leipzig, 1841). Pupil of Berger, Zelter and Hennings; Moscheles, 1824; studied at Berlin University. Organist. Visited England, 1829; toured Germany, Austria, Italy, and France, 1830-32. Conducted the Lower Rhine Festival, Düsseldorf, 1833; Cologne, 1835; Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig, 1835; Philharmonic Concerts, London, 1844; a chief organizer of the Leipzig Conservatory, 1843. Composed oratorios, cantatas, symphonies, incidental music, chamber music, concertos, piano and organ pieces, &c. Brother of Fanny Hensel. b. Hamburg, Germany, Feb. 3rd, 1809; d. Leipzig, Nov. 4th, 1847.

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Overture to the Oratorio “Athalie” (arr. by W. T. Best) BE01231 In preparation
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart, Johann Chrysostemus Wolfgang Amadeus. Pupil of his father (clavichord), self taught organ and violin; of Johann Christian Bach; Haydn, Tenducci and Manzuoli. Organist and concertmaster to the Archbishop of Salzburg, 1779. Concertmeister to the Archbishop of Salzburg, 1768; chamber composer to the Emperor; toured Italy, 1769; elected a member of the Bologna Philharmonic Academy. Composed masses, operas, songs, symphonies, concertos, chamber music, clavier music, organ sonatas. Son of Leopold Mozart. b. Salzburg, Austria, Jan. 27th, 1756; d. Vienna, Dec. 5th, 1791.

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Overture to “Die Zauberflöte”
Title: Overture to “Die Zauberflöte” (arr. by W. T. Best)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Pages: 16
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-1229-6
Published: 04-Apr-2017Add to basket
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Schubert, Franz Peter (1797-1828)

Biography of Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert

Schubert, Franz Seraph Peter. Pupil of Holzer (piano, organ, singing and thorough-bass), Ruzicka and Salieri; chorister in the Vienna Court Choir. Composed symphonies, dramatic pieces, overtures, concertos, chamber music, piano music, songs, &c. b. Lichtenthal, near Vienna, Austria, Jan. 31st, 1797; d. Vienna, Nov. 19th, 1828.

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Overture to Rosamunde
Title: Overture to Rosamunde (arr. by Edwin Evans)
Composer: Franz Schubert
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Pages: 25
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-1140-4
Published: 08-Oct-2015Add to basket
(arr. by Edwin Evans)
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Schumann, Robert Alexander (1810-1856)

Biography of Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann

Schumann, Robert Alexander. Ph.D. (Jena, 1840). Studied at the Zwickau Gymnasium, 1820-28; Leipzig University, (for law), 1828; in Leipzig with Friedrich Wieck (piano). Organist of St. Mary’s, Zwickau. Settled in Dresden, 1844-50. Taught at the Leipzig Conservatory, 1843; town director of music, Düsseldorf, 1850-53; conducted the Lower Rhine Festival, 1853. Permanently crippled one of his fingers with a device he had invented to keep it straight whilst he was playing the piano; he tried to commit suicide by jumping into the Rhine, but was saved by a boatman, 1854, afterwards was committed to an asylum near Bonn. Composed symphonies, concertos, overtures, chamber music, piano pieces, &c. Husband of Clara Schumann. b. Zwickau, Germany, June 8th, 1810; d. Endenich, near Bonn, July 29th, 1856 (insane).

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Overture to “Manfred” (arr. by John E. West) BE01023 In preparation
Smart, Henry Thomas (1813-1879)

Biography of Henry Smart

Henry Smart

Smart, Henry Thomas. Studied for Law but threw over legal studies to become an organist; pupil of W. H. Kearns. Organist of Blackburn Parish Church, 1831-38; St. Philip’s, Regent Street, London, 1836-44; St. Luke’s, Old Street, London, 1844-64; St. Pancras’, Euston Road, London, 1865-79. Became blind in 1864. Composed an opera, cantatas, services, anthems, part-songs, songs, organ pieces, &c. Designed the organs at Leeds Town Hall and St. Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow. Nephew of Sir George T. Smart. b. Marylebone, London, England, Oct. 26th, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, July 6th, 1879.

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Con moto moderato (en forme d’ouverture) in D minor
Title: Con moto moderato (en forme d’ouverture) in D minor
Composer: Henry Smart
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Pages: 13
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0607-3
Published: 01-Mar-2011Add to basket
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Suppé, Franz von (1819-1895)
Overture to the “Poet and Peasant” (arr. by A. F. Delmar) BE01167 In preparation
Wagner, William Richard (1813-1883)

Biography of Richard Wagner

Wagner, Wilhelm Richard. Studied at the Keuzschule, Dresden; the Nikolai Gymnasium, Dresden; pupil of Gottlieb Müller (piano) and Weinlig. Chorus master in Würzburg, 1833; conductor in Magdeburg, 1834; Königsberg, 1836; of the Riga Opera, 1837-39; the Royal Opera, Dresden, 1842-49. Composed operas. b. Leipzig, Germany, May 22nd, 1813; d. Venice, Italy, Feb. 13th, 1883.

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Overture to “Der Fliegende Holländer”
Title: Overture to “Der Fliegende Holländer” (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Price: €12.49
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Pages: 26
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0517-5
Published: 13-Sep-2006Add to basket
(arr. by Edwin H. Lemare)
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Overture to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”
Title: Overture to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare)
Composer: Richard Wagner
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Pages: 21
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0518-2
Published: 17-Feb-2006Add to basket
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Overture to “Rienzi”
Title: Overture to “Rienzi” (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Price: €12.49
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Pages: 23
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0519-9
Published: 06-Oct-2006Add to basket
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Overture to “Tannhäuser”
Title: Overture to “Tannhäuser” (arr. by Edwin H. Lemare)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Price: €14.99
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Pages: 35
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0520-5
Published: 17-Apr-2008Add to basket
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Wood, William George (1859-1895)

Biography of William G. Wood

Wood, William George. F.R.A.M., F.R.C.O. Studied at Armagh Cathedral; the Royal Academy of Music, London. Deputy organist of Armagh Cathedral, Ireland, 1873-77; organist of St. Mary’s, Hornsey Rise, London, England; Highgate Grammar School, London, 1886-95. Professor of organ at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Composed organ music, church music, an operetta, &c. Brother of Dr Charles Wood. b. Armagh, Ireland, Jan. 16th, 1859; d. St. Pancras, London, England, Sep. 25th, 1895.

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Concert Overture in C minor
Title: Concert Overture in C minor
Composer: William G. Wood
Price: €9.49
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Pages: 13
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0002-6
Published: 01-Jan-1998Add to basket
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