Frederick William Sykes

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Frederick William Sykes FRCO (1862 - 30 October 1932)[1] was an organist and composer based in England.

Life[edit]

He was born in 1862, the son of Matthew Skyes and Mary Crowther.

He studied organ under Dr. William Spark, the Leeds Borough Organist, and succeeded Edward Johnson Bellerby after a competition to elect his successor.[2]

He married Margaret Richardson Wilson in 1884 and had two children:

  • Evelyn Hilda Sykes 1886 - 1969
  • Bertha Sykes 1889

Appointments[edit]

  • Organist of St. Peter's Church, Morley, ???? - 1881
  • Organist of Selby Abbey 1881 - 1919

Compositions[edit]

He composed music for organ and choir


Cultural offices
Preceded by
Edward Johnson Bellerby
Organist of Selby Abbey
1881-1919
Succeeded by
Henry Oswald Hodgson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 1 November 1932
  2. ^ Leeds Mercury, 18 November 1881