Tours, Frank Edward 1.sep.1877-2.feb.1963 England, London Hammersmith - USA California, Los Angeles Santa Monica
organist, conductor, studied music with Charles V Stanford, Walter Parratt and Frederick Bridge at the Royal College of Music in London, organist of St John's in London Hammersmith, 1897 conductor for Stanford's opera 'Shamus O'Brien', 1897-1903 conductor at Daly's, Prince of Wales Gaiety, Aldwych and the Globe Theatres, 1903-1904 he made a world tour, 1904-1918 musical director of the de Koven Opera Company and Ziegfeld Broadway shows in New York City, member of the Royal Automobile Green Room clubs in London, Lambs Club in New York City, 1918 residing at 4 Clements Inn, London, for 6 years employed by Paramount motion-picture, 1940 musical director with the RKO studios in Hollywood ; son of composer Bartholomeus 'Berthold' Tours (Netherlands, Rotterdam 17.dec.1838-11.mar.1897 London Fulham) and Susan Elizabeth Taylor (London Hackney 5.dec.1847-21.dec.1929 London)

Title Parts

[] The dashing little duke. Light opera. 1909
[] Melnotte. Comic opera. London 1901
[] The Dairymaids. Comic opera. Apollo Theatre, London April 1906
music with Paul A. Rubens
libretto Paul A. Rubens, A. M. Thompson, R. Courtridge and A. Wimperis

[] The Hoyden. Comic opera. London c1905
libretto Paul A. Rubens

[] The Little Cherub. as co-composer
[] See-See. as co-composer
[] The new Aladdin. as co-composer
[] Mother o' mine. Song. 1903
[] Red rose. Song
[] A meeting. Song
[] Beyond the sunset. Song
[] A year ago. Song
[] In Flanders fields. Song
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