Beckett, Wheeler Martin Alfred 7.mar.1898-25.jan.1986 USA California, San Francisco - Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
organist, conductor, studied piano with Camilla Decreuse in Paris, composition with Daniel Gregory Mason at Columbia University New York, conducting with Felix Weingartner in Basel Switzerland, MA from the University of California in Berkeley, studied with Cornelius Rybner and Walter Henry Hull, 1922-1927 organist/choirmaster of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, 1923-1927 founder/conductor of Young People's Concerts in San Francisco, 1932-1936 in Richmond Virginia, 1938-1948 in Boston, 1957-1958 in New York, he has been guest conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Straram Orchestra Paris, Watergate Concerts Washington DC and the Boston Pops, 1959-1962 appointed by the State Department to found and conduct orchestras in Asia, 1960 conductor and commentator on 'The complete orchestra' and 'Essential musical knowledge' widely used in music appreciation classes, 1924-1931 residing at 227 Tunnel Road Berkeley California, 1976-1986 residing at 277 Walnut Street Englewood New Jersey ; son of Frederick Arthur Beckett (Canada, Hamilton jan.1861-1918 San Fancisco) and Frances Mason Bowen (California, Stockton 5.may.1861-11.oct.1952 Los Angeles) ; 15.jun.1922 at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco he married Jane Wintermute (California, Martinez 7.aug.1902-)

Title Parts

[] Symphony in c
[] Organ concerto
[] The sea at Point Lobos. Orch
[] Reverie. Strings
[] Mystic trumpeter. Choir and orch
[] The queen's mirror. Opera
[] Asses ears. Incidental music
[] Raj vara. Incidental music. 1924
words Roy Neilly

[] Open road. March. Orch
[] Rondo. Clarinet. 1961
[] Shall I compare thee. Song
[] Dedication to Indonesia. Soprano, chorus and orch
[] Cinderella fantasy
[] Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Opera. 1934
libretto Constance D'Arcy Mackay

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