Bye, Frederick Charles (pseud: Jan Berenska) 8.jan.1905-20.dec.1968 England Durham, Seaham - Leamington Spa
violinist, bandleader, born at 28 Caroline Street, studied violin with Albert Sammons, Maurice Sons and J du Mont, 1923 debuted with the 'English Trio' Frederick Bye cello, brother Charles Bye violin and Wilfred Ridgway piano at the Town Hall in Leamington, 1923 he and his brother Charles played the Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello with the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra under Adrian Boult, violinist of the City of Birmingham Orchestra, 1935 residing at 93 Oakfield Road in Birmingham Cannon Hill, 1935 bandleader at the Pump Rooms in Leamington Spa, 1939 Jan Berenska and his Orchestra played at the Montpellier Pavilion in Cheltenham, 1940 residing at 205 Highfield Road in Birmingham Hall Green, 1935-1948 formed the Broadcasting Orchestra which played at the Pump Rooms in Leamington and Town Hall in Cheltenham, 1948-1950 as bandleader residing at 297 Monument Road in Birmingham Edgbaston, he died after surgery at Warneford Hospital in Leamington while residing at 1 Windmill Hill in nearby Cubbington ; son of violinist/conductor Charles Henry Bye (Birmingham Dudley 1872-) and soprano of the Carl Rosa company Eleanor 'Ella' Hudson (Durham, Sunderland 1874-) ; brother of violinist/bandleader Charles Bye ; he married Sylvia Mary Davis (Warwick 29.jan.1921-3.may.1974 Cubbington)

Title Parts

[] Taps in tempo. Xylophone and brass band. 1936
written for the Welsh percussionist Leslie Lewis
Evelyn Glennie, Black Dyke Band / James Watson. RCA 63234

[] Riviera. b1935
[] Liebeslied. b1935
[] Carita. b1935
[] Dreams. b1935
[] Green goddess. 1936
[] Melodies from songland
arranged by Jan Berenska

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