Eric James Reid

REID, Eric James. b. Banff, 24 February 1936; d. near Aberdeen, 20 August 1970. He was educated at the University of Aberdeen. He studied in Germany as a postgraduate, where he became deeply interested in twelve-tone music. He was director of music at Turriff Academy, Aberdeenshire (1961-67); lecturer in music, Dundee College of Education (1967-69); exchange teacher, Trenton State College, New Jersey, USA (1969-70); he was killed in a car accident near Aberdeen. He was a member of the Scottish Churches’ Music Consultation at Dunblane (see Dunblane Praises*), for which he wrote the words and music of ‘Trotting, trotting through...

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