Maurice Bevan

BEVAN, Maurice Guy Smalman.  b. 10 March 1921; d. 20 June 2006. Bevan came from a line of Anglican clergymen. He was brought up in Shropshire, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Magdalen College, Oxford, which he left after a year to do military service in World War II. After the war he became a member of the St Paul’s Cathedral choir as a bass baritone. A colleague in the choir, the counter-tenor Alfred Deller, founded the Deller Consort in 1950, of which Bevan became a valued member. The consort specialised in early music sung a cappella: a recording of The Lamentations of Jeremiah  by Thomas Tallis* (1955) was especially notable. Bevan acted as the editor and arranger for many of...

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