Frederick Robert Charles Clarke

CLARKE, Frederick Robert Charles. b. Vancouver, Canada, 7 August 1931; d. Kingston, Ontario, 18 November 2009. He was educated at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he studied organ with Eric Rollinson, and at the University of Toronto, where his principal composition teacher was Healey Willan*. He completed the BMus. degree at Toronto in 1951 and the DMus. degree in 1954; his doctoral thesis was the oratorio Bel and the Dragon, set to a text from the Apocrypha. In 1952 he became a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Clarke moved to Kingston, Ontario in 1958 to become the organist-choirmaster at Sydenham Street United Church, and remained in that position for...

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