Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick) (1851-1935)

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Maclean, Hector R. (1851-1935)
MacLean, Hector R. (1851-1935)
McLean, Hector (1851-1935)
McLean, Hector R. (1851-1935)
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Composer; Organist; Conductor
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Biographies

Born in Saint Pancras London in 1851, arrived in Sydney in May 1874. Organist, choir director, music examiner and composer. Died in Parramatta, Sydney in 1935. Family information indicates he may have changed the spelling of his surname of McLean to Maclean during late 1880s.

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Hector Roderick Maclean was born in Saint Pancras, London in 1851. Hector had a long and varied life as an organist and choirmaster, his first appointment being to Partis College, Bath, at the age of 17. He obtained his Professor of music at Trinity College, London.

Hector arrived in Sydney in May 1874 with his widowed Mother on the ship "Hero" and lived in Lower Fort Street, Sydney, where his mother died eight months later. On his arrival he secured the appointment as Organist and Choir Director at St. Phillip's Church, Sydney. In 1877 he transferred to St. James, Hyde Park, where he was Organist and Musical Conductor for over twenty years. He later served at St. Barnabas, Sydney, and St. John's, Parramatta.

Maclean established the first branch of the London Trintity College of Music Sydney in 1878. He was an examiner in music for the Sydney University and adjudicated at many esteddfords and conducted several choral societies. He composed songs, pianoforte pieces, anthems, an operetta "Populaire", and performed at Government House while Lord Carrington was Governor.

He composed the patriotic cantata "Australia" in 1880 for the Intercolonial Exhibition and choral music to accompany the first local performance of a classic play "Agamemmon (Sydney University Great Hall, 1886). He was a member of the Musical Association of New South Wales.

Maclean married Margaret McKay (daughter of Dr Charles McKay) in Sydney in 1876. He was predeceased by his wife in 1925 and died in Parramatta in 1935, survived by three sons and two daughters.

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  1. Ballade in E flat by Hector R. Maclean
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
    [ Sound : 1901-1910 ]
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    Ballade in E flat by Hector R. Maclean
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  2. Romance for pianoforte / by Hector R. Maclean
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
    [ Sound : 1900-1986 ]
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    Romance for pianoforte / by Hector R. Maclean
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  3. Reverie and Brindisian serenade by Hector R. Maclean
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
    [ Sound : 1897 ]
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    Reverie and Brindisian serenade by Hector R. Maclean
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  4. Rondo in A major sketch for pianoforte solo / by Hector R. Maclean
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
    [ Sound : 1929 ]
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  5. March commemoration for the pianoforte / composed by Hector R. Maclean
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
    [ Sound : 1884-1890 ]
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    March commemoration for the pianoforte / composed by Hector R. Maclean
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  6. The minstrel boy : Irish melody / arranged by Hector R. Mclean, T.C.L
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
    [ Sound : 1874-1879 ]
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    The minstrel boy : Irish melody / arranged by Hector R. Mclean, T.C.L
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  7. The adieu nocturne for pianoforte op. 9 / composed by Hector R. McLean
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
    [ Sound : 1877-1900 ]
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  8. The British grenadiers : old tune 16th century / arranged by Hector R. Mclean, T.C.L
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
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    The British grenadiers : old tune 16th century / arranged by Hector R. Mclean, T.C.L
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  9. Ye banks and braes Scotch melody / arranged by Hector R. McLean
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
    [ Sound : 1880-1889 ]
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    Ye banks and braes Scotch melody / arranged by Hector R. McLean
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  10. The last rose of summer : Irish melody / arranged by Hector R. Mclean, T.C.L
    Maclean, Hector R. (Hector Roderick), 1851-1935
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    Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889) Saturday 28 September 1889 p 8 Article
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    ... , Richard Thomas Belleuiey, Cyril Joseph Bellemey, Vincent Richard R>an Benbow, Clement Alban Benbow ... ». 30:?, Addison-road, Mai-rickville 20, Collins-street, Melbourne, Victoria Maclean, N.S.W 151, King ... 21301 words
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    ... .S.W Maitland, N.S.W 261 Elizabeth-street, Sydney No address Maclean, N.S.W Hunter-street, Newcastle. N ... , Charles Eden Gibbs, Hubert Roderick Gilbert, Nortnau Joseph Glllis, John Gillies, Wallace John Sccundus ... 24695 words
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