Richard Yates Mander

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


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.



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
Succeeded by
A. G. Thompson


  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