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composer , theorist

Frederick Stevenson, British composer, theorist.

Background

Stevenson, Frederick was born on September 16, 1845 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England. Son of John Webster and Anne (Fisher) Stevenson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, St. John’s College, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, 1866. Studied harmony with Doctor Macfarren, Cambridge, counterpoint with Doctor Bridge, Westminster Abbey.

Career

Professional work in London, 15 years. Precentor St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, Colorado, 1883. Later organist and choirmaster, St. Mark’s Church, Denver, and director Denver Conservatory of Music.

Removed to Los Angeles, California, 1894. Formerly organist and choirmaster St. John’s Church, Christ Church and Temple B’nai B’rith. Composer of nearly 100 solo, choral and instrumental works, of which the best known are: I Sought the Lord (anthem with alto solo).

The Salutation of the Dawn (for contralto, cello and piano). Light (sacred song with original text). Easter Eve and Morn (cantata).

Omnipotence (soprano solo and male chorus, piano and organ). Viennese Serenade; Idylle Mongolienne. An American Ace. Home: Los Angeles, California.

Works

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    • Composer of nearly 100 solo, choral and instrumental works, of which the best known are: I Sought the Lord (anthem with alto solo). The Salutation of the Dawn (for contralto, cello and piano). Light (sacred song with original text).

      Easter Eve and Morn (cantata). Omnipotence (soprano solo and male chorus, piano and organ). Viennese Serenade

    • Idylle Mongolienne.

      An American Ace.

Connections

Married Mary Jordan Ford, of London, August 6, 1873.

father:
John Webster Stevenson

mother:
Anne (Fisher) Stevenson

spouse:
Mary Jordan Ford