Stanley Bate

Stanley Bate

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-12-1912

Died: 10-19-1959

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42: 

BATE, STANLEY RICHARD HENRY.  Appointed for creative work in musical composition; tenure, twelve months from April 1, 1942.

Born December 12, 1912, in England. Education:  Royal College of Music, London, 1932–36; École Normale, Paris, 1936–37; Hochschule, Berlin, 1936.

Musical Director, London Theatre Studio and Phoenix Theatre, Seasons 1938 and 1939; co-managing director and musical director of “Les Ballets Trois Arts” at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 1939; musical advisor and composer, Arts Theatre, 1939–40; Professor of composition, Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne, Australia, 1940–41.

Performances:  Two Preludes for Chamber Orchestra, performed at Lemare-Mayer Concerts, London, 1937; Overture, performed at Patrons Fund Concerts, Royal College of Music, London, 1937; Eros, ballet, performed at the Grafton Theatre, London, 1938; Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, first performed at Eastbourne Festival of Music, Sussex,  England, 1938, at BBC Contemporary Concerts, Nadia Boulanger conducting, 1938; at Handel Society Concerts, Reginald Goodall conducting, 1938; Patrons Fund concerts, Royal College of Music, Michael Collins conducting, 1938; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Heinze conducting, 1941; Electra, music for the Greek play, produced at London Theatre Studio, 1938; Goya Dances, ballet, produced at London Theatre Studio, 1938; Concertante for Pianoforte and Strings, performed by London Women’s String Orchestra, Aeolian Hall, 1939, and at Bournemouth Wessex Philharmonic Concerts, Reginald Goodall conducting, 1940, and by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 1940; Sonata for Flute and Piano, performed at BBC chamber concert, 1939; incidental music to The White Guard, The Cherry Orchard, and Twelfth Night produced at Phoenix Theatre, London, 1939; Perseus, ballet, performed at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1939, and at Arts Theatre, London, 1940; Concert version, Perseus, performed at Bournemouth Wessex Philharmonic Concerts, Reginald Goodall conducting, 1940; Cap Over Mill, ballet, produced at the Arts Theatre, London, 1940; Sinfonietta, for Orchestra, performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 1941; Perseus, Chamber Version for seven instruments, performed by Collegium Musicum, I.S.C.M. Chamber Concerts, Sydney, Australia, 1941; Piano Concerto, first performed by the New York Symphony Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham conducting, New York City, 1942.

Musical publications:  Sonata for Flute and Piano, 1938; Seven Pieces for Pianoforte, 1939; Perseus, ballet, 1941.