Alfred Moffat

Alfred Edward Moffat (1863–1950) was a Scottish musician, composer and collector of music. He was born in Edinburgh on 4 December 1863. His father was John Moffat, a photographer, and his mother was Sophia Maria Knott.

He was educated at Edinburgh Collegiate School in 27-28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Moffat studied musical composition in Berlin for five years under Ludwig Bussler. He remained in Berlin for another six years writing for German music publishing firms. He returned to London in the late 1890s, and devoted himself to the rediscovery of British violin players of the late 18th century and earlier. Most significantly, he edited the Schott's Kammersonaten [Chamber Sonata] series, and instigated Novello's Old English Violin Music series. He was also a Member of the Court of Assistants of the Royal Society of Musicians. He died in Fulham, London on 6 June 1950 aged 86.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 4, 1863 (Edinburgh), Died June 6, 1950 (Fulham)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11220 10-in. 11/9/1911 Gavotte Boris Hambourg Cello solo, with piano arranger  
Victor B-11224 10-in. 11/10/1911 Adagio Boris Hambourg Cello solo, with piano arranger  
Victor B-11227 10-in. 11/10/1911 Allegro vivamente Boris Hambourg Cello solo, with piano arranger  
Victor B-19337 10-in. 3/5/1917 Wi' a hundred pipers Farquhar Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-30005 10-in. 4/21/1924 A boree Renée Chemet Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Victor BVE-33775 10-in. 11/10/1925 A boree Renée Chemet Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Victor [Trial 1921-01-10-01] 10-in. 1/10/1921 The skylark Joyce Bannerman Female vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Gramophone HO5785ae 10-in. 7/16/1920 Bourrée Renée Chemet ; Marguerite Delcourt Violin solo, with harpsichord arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moffat, Alfred," accessed February 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104599.

Moffat, Alfred. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104599.

"Moffat, Alfred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104599

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