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Clarence Lucas (1866 - 1947) was a Canadian composer, lyricist, conductor and music professor.


Lucas was born at Six Nations Reserve, Ontario. He taught at the Toronto College of Music, taught in Utica, New York, and was the musical director at Wesleyan Ladies College in Hamilton, Ontario. In London, he tutored pupils in composition, proofread music for Chappel publishing, and was a correspondent and then editor for the magazine Musical Courier which he later held in New York and Paris. In Sevres, just outside of Paris, Lucas freelanced as a music transcriber, arranger, lyricist, and translator. He also contributed to Etude, a musical periodical. Jump to: navigation, search {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada location. ... This article is about Utica in New York, USA. For other places with this name, see Utica. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Area: 1,117. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land... Jump to: navigation, search The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Sèvres is a commune of the Hauts-de-Seine département in France. ...


Lucas conducted works by George Frideric Handel, Michael Costa, Edvard Grieg, George M. Cohan, and others. He toured the British Isles as a conductor for the Irish musical Peggy Machree, and the United States for Grieg's Peer Gynt. Jump to: navigation, search George Frideric Handel (German Georg Friedrich Händel), (February 23, 1685 – April 14, 1759) was a German Baroque music composer who lived much of his life in Great Britain, a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios. ... For the Italian-English conductor, see Michael Costa (conductor) Michael Costa is an Australian politician. ... Jump to: navigation, search Edvard Hagerup Grieg (June 15, 1843–September 4, 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. ... Jump to: navigation, search George M. Cohan George Michael Cohan (July 1878 – November 5, 1942) was a United States entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer, director, and producer of Irish descent. ... Peer Gynt is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. ...


Lucas' first wife was an English pianist, Clara Asher. His second wife was Gertrude Pidd, a musician. He had a son, British composer and conductor Leighton Lucas (1903 - 1982).


He authored The Story of Musical Form (1908, London).


Lucas composed music for voice, choir, organ, piano and orchestra. He wrote overtures, cantanas, symphonies, operas, chamber music, songs for musicals, lyrics for popular songs and art songs.


His notable works include:

  • The Money Spider (opera, circa 1897)
  • Overture for Shakespear's As You Like It, (1899)
  • Overture for Shakespear's Macbeth, (1900)
  • Overture for Shakespear's Othello
  • Prelude and Fugue, Opus 38
  • The Birth of Christ (cantana, 1901)
  • Peggy Machree (musical, 1904)
  • The Song of Songs (lyrics,1914)
  • The Perfect Song (lyrics)

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External Links

Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, Lucas, Clarence


 
 

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