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Clark, (Thomas) Edward (1888–1962), music administrator and conductor, was born on 10 May 1888 at 125 Westmorland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, one of three children of James Bowness Clark (1863/4–1934), coal exporter and dedicated amateur musician, and his wife, Elizabeth Thirlaway (1858/9–1939). The ...

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Fletcher, Percy Eastman (1879–1932), composer and musical director, was born on 12 December 1879 in Handel Terrace, Curzon Street, Derby, the son of Alfred William Fletcher, professor of music, and his wife, Elizabeth Eastman. He was privately educated as a violinist, pianist, and organist, and having moved to ...

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Irving, (Kelville) Ernest (1877–1953), musical director and composer, was born on 6 November 1877 in Pound Hill, Godalming, the eldest child of Ashley Alfred Irving (b. c.1844/5, d. in or before 1898), ironmonger, and his wife, Emma Fenner (b. c...

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Lemare, Iris Margaret Elsie (1902–1997), conductor and concert organizer, was born on 27 September 1902 at 43 Emperor's Gate, Kensington, London, the daughter of Edwin Henry Lemare (1865–1934), organist, and his wife, Elsie Reith (b. 1876/7). After studying at Bedales School in ...

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Pitt, Percival George [Percy] (1869–1932), conductor and music administrator, was born on 4 January 1869 at 28 Charlotte Street, Islington, London. He was the son of George Pitt, then a law clerk but later a modestly successful solicitor who claimed descent from the rather more illustrious statesmen of that name, and his wife, ...