1864–1904

Introduction

Born: Sep­tem­ber 21, 1864, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: June 18, 1904, Boston, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Ce­dar Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Pea­bo­dy, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

Frederic was the son of Gard­ner W. Bull­ard and Fan­nie K. Field.

He en­rolled at the Mas­sa­chu­setts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, but changed his ca­reer plans and went into mu­sic. He studied com­po­sit­ion and or­gan with Jo­sef Rhein­ber­ger in Mu­nich, Ger­ma­ny, for four years, then re­turned to Bos­ton and be­gan writ­ing songs and cho­ral mu­sic.

Works

He wrote a ser­ies of East­er and Christ­mas can­ta­tas and part songs, as well as piec­es for glee clubs (e.g., Stein Song, Bar­ney Mc­Gee, & A June Lul­la­by).

He con­trib­ut­ed eight tunes and an ar­range­ment to the Pil­grim Hym­nal (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1904).

Sources

Music