Morley Calvert

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Morley Calvert


Morley Calvert (11 June 1928, Brantford, Ontario – 6 September 1991, Hamilton, Ontario) was a Canadian composer and educator.

Beginning in 1950, he had a 22-year career as an instrumental and choral teacher in Montreal area high schools. He also led the Imperial Singers (1954-1956) and the Montreal Citadel Band of the Salvation Army (1960-1970). He was founder and first director (1960-1970) of the McGill University Concert Band and the Lakeshore Concert Band (1962-1972). Calvert founded the Monteregian Music Camp in 1958. This camp offered summer training for high school students.

Calvert led the Barrie Central Collegiate Band (1972-1985) and the Youth Band and Choir of Ontario (1979). He became artistic director of the Civic Concert Choir of Hamilton (1987) and the Wister Silver Band (1988). Calvert was a member of the Canadian Bandmasters Association and served as its executive vice president from 1982-1983.

Calvert wrote and arranged works for choir, brass quartet, and wind and brass bands.

Works for Winds