Richard Yates Mander

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Dr. Richard Yates Mander FRCO LRAM (1862[1] - 31 March 1917) was an English organist and composer.

Education[edit]

He was born in 1862 in Leamington Spa, son of Richard Yates and Esther. His father was a band master.

In 1879 he passed the senior examination of Trinity College of Music when it was held in Leamington Spa.[2] He was awarded his ARCO in 1883[3] and his FRCO some time later.

In 1885 he married Elizabeth Catherine Taylor. The children from this marriage were:

  • Richard N Mander b. 1886
  • Ester Maud Mander b. 1887
  • Catherine Mary Mander b. 1889
  • Lucy Evelyn Mander b. 1891

In 1902 he was awarded a doctorate in music from Oxford University.[4]

He died on 31 March 1917 and is buried in Ashey Cemetery.

Appointments[edit]

Compositions[edit]

He wrote

  • some organ music.[6]
  • A Harvest Anthem, Thou Shalt Shew Us Wonderful Things.


Cultural offices
Preceded by
Charles John Blood Meacham
Organist and Master of the Choristers of St. Philip's Church, Birmingham
1888-1898
Succeeded by
A. G. Thompson

References[edit]

  1. ^ British musical biography. James Duff Brown, Stephen Samuel Stratton – 1897
  2. ^ Leamington Spa Courier. Saturday 16 August 1879
  3. ^ Musical times - Volume 24 - Page 151, 1883
  4. ^ Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 14 November 1902
  5. ^ Leamington Spa Courier – Saturday 21 July 1888
  6. ^ A directory of composers for organ. John Henderson. 1999. P.287