Adkins, Hector Ernest 22.sep.1885-1962 England Cambridgeshire, Ely - ?, ?
bandmaster, lieutenant colonel, 1890 residing with his parents at Austin House in Walsoken Norfolk, 1910-1934 residing in London Twickenham, 1910-1913 studied band conducting at the Royal Military School of Music in Kneller Hall Twickenham, 1911 sergeant and musician in the 2nd Gloucester regiment, 1913 bandmaster of the 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, took diplomas at the RAM and RCM in London, 1918 BM from Durham University, 1921-1953 bandmaster at the Royal Military School in Kneller Hall, 1924 he conducted the massed bands at the opening of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, 1931, 1945 and 1958 he wrote 'Treatise on the military band' and two revisions, 24.aug.1934 he played with his band at the Centenary Exhibition in Toronto, 23.aug.1935 again at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, 1933-1939 residing alone at 14 Seymour Road in London East Molesey, 1934 his boarding or business address was Manor Road in London Teddington ; son of steward of the Walsoken Conservative Club and retired soldier at 50 James Adkins (Warwick 1840-) and Emma Ryan (Ireland, Limerick 1844-) ; brother of organist/composer James Edward Adkins (Ireland, Belfast 14.dec.1867-4.jan.1939 Lancashire, Preston) ; 1917 in West Ham Essex he married Ada Lily Fidler, in 1930 they separated

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[] Les padres. March
pub B. Feldman & Co., London 1920

[] Fanfare for the coronation of George VI. Military band. 1937
composed for and conducted by Adkins at the coronation of George VI 12may1937
Adkins invented a special family of trumpets used at the coronation

[] Boosey's Military Journal, 147th series no4. Two arrangements for military band
pub Boosey & Co., London 20dec1923
although James Edward Adkins is credited as the author of the first piece, the copyright on both arrangements are credited to Hector Ernest Adkins 20dec1923, including the copyright renewal 26dec1950
[] 1 - Hibernia. Overture. James Edward Adkins
[] 2 - Adagio and allegretto from the Brandenburg concerto no1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
[] Boosey & Co.'s Complete modern tutor series. 1925-1927 [] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the cornet. 1925
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the E flat soprano cornet. 1926
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the tenor trombone. 1926
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the bass trombone. 1926
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the baritone. 1926
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the E flat tenor cornet. 1926
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the French horn. 1926
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the euphonium. 1926
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the E flat tenor horn. 1927
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the valve trumpet. 1927
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the clarinet. 1927
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the oboe. 1927
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the bassoon. 1927
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the string bass. 1927
[] Boosey & Co.'s complete modern tutor for the E flat bass treble clef. 1927
[] Boosey & Co's complete modern tutor for brass basses (F, BB flat and E flat)
Containing the rudiments of music, elementary scales and exercises with table of fingering, complete major and minor scales and arpeggios, progressive exercises in all keys, extracts from standard works for band, followed by a comprehensive set of extracts from the works of the great masters
pub Boosey & Co., London 1926

[] Complete modern tutor for drums, xylophone, tubuphone, glockenspiel and accessory instruments
Containing the rudiments of music, elementary scales and exercises, complete major and minor scales and arpeggios, progressive exercises in all keys followed by extracts from standard works for band by H. E. Adkins Musical score
pub Boosey & Co., London 1928

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