Bawden, Clarence Kempthorne 31.jul.1884-jul.1980 USA Pennsylvania, Philadelphia - Philadelphia Narberth
pianist, organist, choral conductor, critic, 1904 graduated in piano, organ and theory from Philadelphia Musical Academy, studied with Amelie Tutein, Hermann Mohr, Leopold Godowsky, Antonin Dvorak, Aimee Lauschaume and Vassily Leps, 1904 organist/choirmaster of St John's Church and Christ Church Lansdowne, 1909-1914 music teacher at 1714 Chestnut Street, 1910-1917 organist/choirmaster of the Oxford Presbyterian Church, 1915 teacher organ at the Philadelphia Musical Academy, 1916-1918 music teacher with studio at 116 South 17th Street, 1922-1925 he played the John Wanamaker store organ for WOO Radio, 1925-1930 conductor of the Philadelphia Operatic Society and the Franklin Ensemble, 1930-1942 music teacher with studio at 1726 Chestnut Street, 1942 residing at 314 Fairview Road Narberth, director of the Bawden School of Musical Education, 1946-1971 organist of St Luke's Church ; son of composer John H Bawden (England nov.1841-b1909 Philadelphia) and Frances Vara (England jan.1850-a1911 Philadelphia) ; 2.nov.1904 in Philadelphia he married church singer Harriette Rockefeller Woods, divorced 1914 ; by 1918 he was married to Annette Cornish (Massachusetts 1882-) ; by 1942 he was married to Dorothy R (6.jun.1904-jul.1980 Narberth)

[Pierre Key 1931 gives erroneously born 1887]

Title Parts


[] Ballade. Piano and orchestra. 1913
[] Duet. 2 Pianos. Witherspoon Hall, Philadelphia 9dec1914
music with Constantin von Sternberg

[] Pensee dans la Ravin. Piano
Clarence K. Bawden, Griffith Hall, Philadelphia 30oct1914

[] The river of stars "A legend of Niagara". Soprano, 4vv choir and orchestra. 1917
words Alfred Noyes

[] The siege of the Alhambra. Cantata. Soprano, tenor, baritone and women's choir. 1926
words Margaret T. Oliver

[] If only for a day
words Flora Warren
pub Theodore Presser Co., Philadelphia 22may1935
[] 1 - in D
[] 2 - in F
[] Benedictus es in G. SATB choir
pub Henri Elkan, Philadelphia 1feb1963

[] Six Amens and Communion Service
pub Henri Elkan, Philadelphia 1feb1963

[] Legende. String quartet
[] The Mississippi march
[] Forgetfulness. Voice and piano
words Paul Tanaquil

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