Maker, Frederick Charles
b Clifton, Bristol 1844, d Bristol (1 Jan) 1927. A choirboy at Bristol Cathedral, he went on to play the organ at several Free Churches in the city including Methodist and Congregational chapels, most notably for 30 years at Redland Park Congregational Ch. A visiting music teacher at Clifton College (boys’ school) for 20 years, he also served as conductor for the Bristol Free Church Choir Assn and accompanist to the Bristol Festival Choir. He was already known as a conductor when the compilers of the Bristol Tune Book asked him for some hymn-tunes; he had several to offer which that book helped to popularise. 4 of these feature in Congregational Praise and 8 in CH (one used twice). He also wrote anthems, and cantatas including Moses in the Bullrushes. Nos.209, 455, 581=938, 645, 699 (and 840?—see note to C Hill).