David Beck (1941–2021)

Mansfield-born Beck was a violinist (in the Halle and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras) who also composed – pieces for the Halle Wind and Brass Quintet, for the Northern Chamber Orchestra and student orchestras. An earlier work was a Serenade for recorder, cello and harpsichord, his last a Fantasy for two recorders on a popular TV tune. He also wrote at least one string quartet and pieces for clarinet and piano.




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