Besly, Edward Maurice 28.jan.1888-20.mar.1945 England Yorkshire, Normanby - Sussex, Horsham
organist, studied at Leipzig Conservatory, BA from Cambridge University (Cantab), MA from Oxford University (Oxon), 1912-1914 music master of Tonbridge School, 1919-1926 organist/music master of Queen's College Oxford, 1923 he traveled to the USA, 1924 conductor of the Scottish Orchestra in Glasgow, 1927 he made a concert tour in New Zealand, 1928-1939 residing in London, 1929 on the board of the Performing Rights Society London, 1930 and 1931 he made concert tours to the USA, 1939 he settled in Horsham ; 1915 in Tonbridge he married Kathleen Eleanor Mary Bullen (Kent, Shoreham 15.oct.1892-1976 Somerset, Taunton), divorced 1930 ; 1930 in London Chelsea he married author/journalist/stylist Marguerite Trudgeon (pseud: Marceline d'Alroy) (Yorkshire 1889-1970 Brighton)

[in Frank/Altmann 1936 his birth is misprinted 21/8 instead of 28/1 1888]

Title Parts

[] The mocking fairy. Soprano and piano
Elsie Suddaby, Reginald Paul. Amphion 134

[] Music, when soft voices die. Voice and piano. op11/1
words Percy Bysshe Shelley

[] At the last. Voice and piano. op21/4
words Walt Whitman

[] Nocturne. Piano. op26/1
[] River gardens. Piano. op26/2
[] In the hour of my distress. Anthem. 1921
[] Dreams. Voice and piano
poem by Marceline d'Alroy
pub Boosey & Co., London 1935

[] O Lord, support us. Anthem. Choir
[] Phaedra. Soprano and orchestra
[] The shepherds heard an angel. Soprano and orchestra
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