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composer , conductor

Howard Talbot, American composer, conductor.

Background

Talbot, Howard was born on March 9, 1865 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of Alexander and Margaret Freeman (Young) Munkittrick.

Education

Dropped surname and adopted Christian name. Taken to England at 4 years of age. Educated for practice of medicine at King’s College, London.

Studied Royal College of Music. Studied composition under Sir Hubert Parry.

Career

Arthur E. Cross, organist at Sandringham Church to King Edward. Children—Dorothy Betty, Joy, Mary Alexandra, Agnes. Gained public notice by cantata, performed at Oxford, 1892.

Has served as conductor at various theatres, London. Composer: (comic opera) Wapping Old Stairs, 1894. Monte Carlo, 1896; A Chinese Honeymoon, 1899.

Kitty Grey (part composer), 1900. Little Maids (part composer), 1902. The White Chrysanthemum, 1905.

The Girl Behind the Counter, 1906. The Belle of Brittany, 1908. Also part composer, The Arcadians, 1909.

The Mousme, 1911; The Pearl Girl, 1913. The Light Blues, and My Lady Frayle, both 1915. Mr. Manhattan, 1916; High Jinks, 1916.

The Boy, 1917; Who’s Hooper, 1919. Holds the record for the 2 longest runs in musical comedy—A Chinese Honeymoon, 1,075 consecutive performances, and The Arcadians, 829 consecutive performances. My Nieces, 1921. Home: Reigate, Surrey, Eng.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: (comic opera) Wapping Old Stairs, 1894. Monte Carlo, 1896

    • A Chinese Honeymoon, 1899. Kitty Grey (part composer), 1900.

      Little Maids (part composer), 1902. The White Chrysanthemum, 1905. The Girl Behind the Counter, 1906.

      The Belle of Brittany, 1908. Also part composer, The Arcadians, 1909. The Mousme, 1911

    • The Pearl Girl, 1913.

      The Light Blues, and My Lady Frayle, both 1915. Mr. Manhattan, 1916

    • High Jinks, 1916. The Boy, 1917

    • Who’s Hooper, 1919.

      Holds the record for the 2 longest runs in musical comedy—A Chinese Honeymoon, 1,075 consecutive performances, and The Arcadians, 829 consecutive performances. My Nieces, 1921.

Connections

Married Dorothy Maud, d. Children: Dorothy Betty, Joy, Mary Alexandra, Agnes.

father:
Alexander Munkittrick

mother:
Margaret Freeman (Young) Munkittrick

spouse:
Dorothy Maud

children:
Dorothy Betty Talbot

Joy Talbot

Mary Alexandra Talbot

Agnes Talbot