Frederic Austin

Born 30 March 1872. Died 10 April 1952
Frederic Austin
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1872-03-30
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Frederic Austin

Frederic Austin Biography (Wikipedia)

Frederic William Austin (30 March 1872 – 10 April 1952) was an English baritone singer, a musical teacher and composer in the period 1905–30. He is best remembered for his restoration and production of The Beggar's Opera by John Gay and Johann Christoph Pepusch, and its sequel, Polly, in 1920–23. Austin was the older brother of the composer Ernest Austin (1874–1947).

The standard melody for the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was published by Austin in 1909. His arrangement of a traditional folk melody saw him add his own two-bar motif for "Five gold rings". He also altered the lyric, adding "on" at the beginning of each verse.

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Proms 1939: Prom 14
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Queen's Hall
1939-08-28T23:12:32
28
Aug
1939

Proms 1939: Prom 14

Queen's Hall
Proms 1937: Prom 26
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ebm9mb
Queen's Hall
1937-09-06T23:12:32
6
Sep
1937

Proms 1937: Prom 26

Queen's Hall
Proms 1929: Prom 11
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Queen's Hall
1929-08-22T23:12:32
22
Aug
1929

Proms 1929: Prom 11

Queen's Hall
Proms 1926: Prom 50
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Queen's Hall
1926-10-11T23:12:32
11
Oct
1926

Proms 1926: Prom 50

Queen's Hall
Proms 1915: Prom 14
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e5g38g
Queen's Hall
1915-08-30T23:12:32
30
Aug
1915

Proms 1915: Prom 14

Queen's Hall

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