Beer, Alfred 31.may.1874-13.oct.1963 England, Birmingham Handsworth - Dorset, Poole
pianist, organist, choirmaster, born at The Poplars Perry Barr, studied piano with Oscar Beringer, 1891 aged 16 schoolmaster assistant at a private school in Winslow cum Shipton Buckinghamshire, 1900 assistant tutor at Stanley School in Margate Kent, 1904 music master of Kingswood School in Bath Somerset where he lived with wife and two servants at Burton House on Hamilton Road, 1928 he had to retire because of an incipient blindness, although he later served as organist and choirmaster of Minehead Baptist Church Somerset and at Uxbridge Central Hall in London ; son of Methodist minister Alfred Beer (Devon, Axmouth 15.apr.1840-1922 Gloucestershire, Cirencester) and Mary Hewitt Wade (Nottingham 7.oct.1841-1935 Cirencester) ; 1904 in Bath he married art mistress at Kingswood School Louisa Laurie Worthington (Kent, Hythe 3.nov.1879-1973 Bath)

Title Parts

[] St Nicholas march. Quick-Step. Pianoforte
pub Weekes & Co., London 1897

[] The march of the sirdar. Pianoforte
pub Weekes & Co., London 1898
pub for military band in 1900

[] Peace I leave with you. Anthem for bass solo and SATB. 1904
words from St John 12, Charles Wesley. Based on the tune Fr. Nathaniel by Edmund Rogers. Edited by Francis B. Westbrook
pub Epwroth Press, London 1964

[] Kingswood song. In via recta celeriter (School motto)
words F. Richards
Contained between page 48 and 49 of "The Kingswood Magazine"
pub Novello & Co., London 1904

[] Lo! He comes with clouds descending. Hymn
pub Weekes & Co., London 1904

[] To the fields. For the pianoforte
pub Novello & Co., London 1904

[] Kingswood tunes and others set to well-known hymns
pub Novello & Co., London 1907

[] The Kingswood march. Pianoforte solo
pub Weekes & Co., London 1908

[] Pianoforte Technics for Schools
pub Weekes & Co., London 1914

[] Kingswood tunes
pub Weekes & Co., London 1918

[] The fair chivalry. Anthem
words L. Johnson
pub The Choir Office, London 1939

[] Introit and two hymns
pub Epworth Press, London 1964
[] 1 - I know that my Redeemer lives. Words by Samuel Medley
[] 2 - Remembrance. Words by Charles Wesley
[] 3 - Trust. Words by George Neumark, translated by Catherine Winkworth
[] Christmas Eve at sea. Carol for SATB
words John Masefield
pub Methodist Pub. House, London ?1970

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