Bevan, Frederick

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musician; composer; conductor; church musician; music teacher; singer; organist; music adjudicator
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Frederick Bevan was an influential conductor and teacher of singing in Adelaide in the early decades of the twentieth century. The son of a journalist, Bevan sang as a boy chorister at All Saints, Margaret Street, London. After his voice broke he continued his training in singing, piano, and organ. He played organ and sang in various church choirs, becoming a respected bass soloist. As well as giving recitals and working as an oratorio soloist in many parts of England, he held a number of distinguished church positions. He became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, Whitehall in 1878, and the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace in 1888, and also held appointments as Lay Vicar and Vicar Choral at Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral respectively. Bevan arrived in Australia in June 1898 with his wife and two sons to become the first professor of singing at the University of Adelaide and Elder Conservatorium. He held this position until his retirement in 1935 and influenced large number of singers during his remarkably long tenure. He had been given an impressive farewell from leading members of the music profession in London. From its inception at the turn of the century he conducted the University Choral Class, which organisation later became the University of Adelaide Bach Choir. He was also the organist and choirmaster at the North Adelaide Congregational Church from 1909, and acted as an adjudicator at the Ballarat Eisteddfod on numerous occasions. Bevan had established his reputation as a writer of popular songs before his arrival in Australia, publishing his earliest songs at the age of about 16 under the pseudonym Frederick Baliol. Bevan's oeuvre consists of over 100 songs in addition to a number of part songs, glees, and anthems. Some of his most popular songs were The Flight of Ages, The Admiral's Broom, and The Sailor's Sweetheart.

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  1. Mr. Frederick Bevan, singer : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    Bevan, Frederick, 1856-1939
    [ Published : 1898 ]
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  2. The flight of ages : song / the words by Frederic E. Weatherly ; the music by Frederick Bevan
    Bevan, Frederick, 1856-1939
    [ Printed music : 1890-1950 ]
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    The flight of ages : song / the words by Frederic E. Weatherly ; the music by Frederick Bevan
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  3. The life and works of Sir Arthur Sullivan / by Frederick Bevan
    Bevan, Frederick, 1856-1939
    [ Book : 1921 ]
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  4. Peg away / written by Fred. E. Weatherly ; composed by Frederick Bevan
    Bevan, Frederick, 1856-1939
    [ Printed music : 1904 ]
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    Peg away / written by Fred. E. Weatherly ; composed by Frederick Bevan
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  5. The Admiral's broom : song / words by Frederic E. Weatherly ; music by Frederick Bevan
    Bevan, Frederick, 1856-1939
    [ Printed music : 1891-1919 ]
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    The Admiral's broom : song / words by Frederic E. Weatherly ; music by Frederick Bevan
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  6. The everlasting day / words by R.M. Wellsbourne ; music by Frederick Bevan
    Bevan, Frederick, 1856-1939
    [ Printed music : 1895 ]
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  7. The mighty river : song / the words by Clifton Bingham ; the music by Frederick Bevan
    Bevan, Frederick, 1856-1939
    [ Printed music : 1894 ]
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    The mighty river : song / the words by Clifton Bingham ; the music by Frederick Bevan
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  8. The everlasting day : song / the words by R.M. Wellsbourne ; the music by Frederick Bevan
    Bevan, Frederick
    [ Printed music : 1895 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  9. The Admiral's broom : song / words by Frederic E.Weatherly ; music by Frederick Bevan
    Bevan, Frederick
    [ Printed music : 1900 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  10. Kings of the road : song / words by Frederic E. Weatherly ; music by Frederick Bevan
    Bevan, Frederick, 1856-1939
    [ Printed music : 1891-1927 ]
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    Kings of the road : song / words by Frederic E. Weatherly ; music by Frederick Bevan
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  1. Mr. Frederick Bevan, singer : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    Bevan, Frederick, 1856-1939
    [ Published : 1898 ]
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  2. Frederick Bevan
    [ Photograph : 1929 ]
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    Frederick Bevan
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  3. Frederick Bevan, singing teacher
    [ Photograph : 1909 ]
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    Frederick Bevan, singing teacher
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  4. Students and their singing master outside the Elder Conservatorium
    [ Photograph : 1914 ]
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    Students and their singing master outside the Elder Conservatorium
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  5. Concert by the University choral class with string orchestra : [concert program], 1915
    [ Book : 1915 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  6. Murder at Roebourne
    [ Book : 1990 ]
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  7. 14th concert, 1922 session by the University choral class and full orchestra : [concert program]
    [ Book : 1922 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  8. Orchestral concerts by the Conservatorium Grand Orchestra (2nd July) : [concert program], 1898, Adelaide Town Hall, Elder Conservatorium of Music
    [ Book : 1898 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  9. Thirteenth students concert ("Athalie') : [concert program], 1900, Elder Conservatorium of Music
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  2. I'll await you where the scarlet poppies bloom / music by Fred Hall ; words by Will A. Bevan
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  3. Sweethearts / words by Will A Bevan ; music by Fred Hall
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  4. If you could love as you are loved by me / words by Will A. Bevan ; music by Fred Hall
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    If you could love as you are loved by me / words by Will A. Bevan ; music by Fred Hall
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    ... M Bevan Evaris, of \ Kent-street, Sydney, milkman. WHEREAS the Estate ofDavid JBevan Avails, Was on die ... PTJREFOY, " Chief Commissioner of Insolvent Estates. Official Assignee—Frederick Wiiliam Perry. 141 4s. 6d. ... 185 words
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    ... Bevan was, on the 1st day of August, 1860, placed under seques tration by order of His Honor Samuel ... Frederick Milford, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, I hereby appoint a Single Meeting of the ... 194 words
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