Frederick Ayres (born 17 March 1876; died 23 Nov 1926) was an American composer. Born in Binghamton, New York, he studied at Cornell University; further study, this time in music, came with Edgar Stillman Kelley and Arthur Foote. Ayres lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado for many years, during which time he became a "musical spokesman" for the Rocky Mountain area; he died there in 1926. Among his compositions were an overture, From the Plains; a string quartet and some other pieces of chamber music, and some songs.
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