Thursday, 25 October 2012

A Famous local Orchestra Conductor Ernest Read

Ernest Read Hard Copy Music Sheets Johann Sebastian Bach's
Written in German
Searching through some old books I  located a book written entirely in German  with songs for a composer orchestra of Sebastian Bach's. The Book is a hard copy show below black with the name Ernest Read written in Gold letters on the front page. Inside there is a signature Ernest read and a date 1922 so i figure that this must be the possession of our local composer detailed below

Mr Ernest Read with this except taken from Wickopedia

Signed Ernest Read 1922

If anyone can through any more light on this i would be interested please leave a comment or get in touch by e mail

Quote from Wikopedia, can be found on Wikopedia,

Ernest Read (22 February 1879, Guildford – 9 October 1965, London) was an English conductor, organist, and music educator. He had a profound impact on the development of music education within England during the first half of the 20th century, and published several books on music pedagogy. He was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1956.
From 1896–1906 Read studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Tobias Matthay and Henry Joseph Wood. He served as the principal of the Watford School of Music from 1913-1920. He also taught conducting and ear training on the faculty of the RAM from 1919–1950. Two of his notable students were Edwin Bélanger and William Ifor Jones. In 1926 he founded the London Junior Orchestra, one of the earliest youth symphonies in England. That orchestra spawned 4 more youth orchestras in the city of London and 11 affiliate youth orchestras throughout Great Britain.
In 1931 Read founded the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra (ERSO), a professional orchestra with a commitment to performing concerts accessible to children as well as adults. He led the orchestra up until his death 34 years later, conducting concerts in schools, concert halls and for the BBC. In 1945 he established the lauded Ernest Read Concerts for Children, which ran until the late 1990s. ERSO remain active today.

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