Beste, Lawrence Forwood 11.jan.1909-aug.1983 USA Nebraska, Grand Island - South Dakota, Rapid City
pianist, piano teacher, wind instrument player, 1910 living on a farm in Grand Island Nebraska, 1917 in Gerlaw near Monmouth Illinois, 1920 in Spring Grove Illinois, 1923 attended Monmouth High School, 1930 music teacher in Chicago and lodging at Jackson Park View Hotel, 1940-1941 piano teacher residing in Council Bluffs Iowa with studios at 108 South 6th Street in Council Bluffs and 221 South 19th Street in Omaha Nebraska, 1941-1943 during WWII he studied chemistry at Monmouth College, 25.sep.1957 and 30.nov.1970 he patented chemical compounds which found worldwide application ; son of farmer William Beste (Germany 3.jul.1873-a1930) and Sarah Blanche Gilmore (Gerlaw 28.apr.1876-12.feb.1922 Spring Grove) who married 12.jun.1902 in Monmouth ; 1945 he married Suzanne Virginia Logan (Nebraska, Timber Creek 23.feb.1915-jun.1974 Rapid City)

[Reis 1932 gives erroneously born Monmouth Illinois]

Title Parts


[] Prelude. Organ
played as intro of a Vespers concert by the Monmouth College Orchestra / Heimo A. Loya. Monmouth College Auditorium, Monmouth, Illinois, Sunday 7dec1941

[] Remembrance. Bassoon and piano
pub International Double Reed Society, Indianolo, Indiana 1978

[] The lonely of heart. Bassoon and piano
pub International Double Reed Society, Indianolo, Indiana 1978

[] Sonatina from Cantata no.106 "Gottes Zeit"
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed for bassoon and piano by Lawrence Beste
pub International Double Reed Society, Rapid City, South Dakota c1975

[] (details unknown). Sonata
one of his last two compositions

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