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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|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|
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.
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