Arnold Rudolph Mote

M, #497, b. 1881, d. 1950
FatherWilliam Isaac B Mote b. 23 Oct 1852, d. 1933
MotherEmma Maria Wisenden b. c 1850
RelationshipsGreat-grandnephew of John William Mote
Great-grandson of Edward Mote
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Robert Mote : Site Administrator
EVENTDATEPLACE
Birth1881Sydney, NSW, Australia1
Marriagecirca June 1909Devonport, England2
Marriage1921Randwick, NSW, Australia3
Death1950North Sydney, NSW, Australia4
(Witness) NewspaperArnold Rudolph Mote was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 30 March 1899 as follows:

CHURCH NEWS.

LENTEN MUSICAL SERVICE AT THE

CENTENARY HALL.

The cantata "Penitence, Pardon, and Peace," by J. H. Maunder, arranged for orchestration by Mr. W. I. B. Mote, was presented last evening to a large audience at the Centenary Hall, York-street. The cantata, which embraces some hymn tunes and attractive solos and choruses, was well rendered by a choir and orchestra. The soloists were: -Soprano, Miss Ethel B. Kennedy , baratone, Mr. F. Barnard. The Rev. W. Taylor presided. The leaders of the orchestra were Messrs. W. Williams and W. Holy- oak; organist, Mr. Arnold R. Mote, and conductor,

Mr. W. I. B. Mote.5

 
AnecdoteArnold Mote, born in Sydney, went to England, and was organist at Sherborne Abbey. 
OccupationHe was a Professor of Music in 1911.6 
CensusHe and Ruth Unknown appeared on the census of 1911 at Newland, Sherborne, Dorsetshire, England; the dwelling had seven rooms.6 
(Witness) NewspaperArnold Rudolph Mote was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 27 April 1933 as follows:

MR. W. I. B. MOTE.

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. W. I. B. Mote, aged 80 years. Although, perhaps, not so well known to the present generation of musicians, Mr. Mote was a leading figure in Sydney musical circles many years ago. In- deed, his pioneering work, especially in choral music, was such that its influence is still in evidence. He arrived in New South Wales in 1873, and soon afterwards took up the position of choirmaster at the Bourke-street Congregational Church. Later on he was choirmaster and leader of the orchestra for 23 years at the Centenary Hall, York-street (the then headquarters of what is now known as the Central Methodist Mission). There he introduced some of the works which have continued to increase in popularity, such as "Olivet to Calvary," "Penitence, Pardon, and Peace," and other works by Maunder and by Gaul. He was in close touch with those two composers, and was thus enabled to intro- duce most of their new compositions into Australia. He was at one time librarian of the Sydney Liedertafel, and was largely re- sponsible for the high standard to which the orchestra of that organisation attained. In recent years he had lived in retirement at

Hunter's Hill.

Mr. Mote is survived by Mrs Mote and by three sons and a daughter by his first marriage. The sons are Messrs. Arthur, Arnold, and Livingstone Mote, and the daugh-

ter is Mrs. W. M. Gee.

The funeral will take place this morning, leaving the residence at Hunter's Hill at 10 o'clock for the Rookwood Cemetery.5

 
(Witness) NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 28 April 1933 as follows:

OBITUARY.

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MR. W. I. B. MOTE.

The funeral of Mr W I B Mote took place in the Independent Cemetery Rookwood yesterday morning following a service at the residence at Hunters Hill, conducted by the superintendent of the Central Methodist Mis- sion the Rev R J Williams. The Rev H C Foreman officiating at the graveside said that Mr Mote had lived a crowded and useful life He lived intensely and was moved bv a great love for music. He created traditions of Church music and choir effort and was a great leader. His services to the Methodist Mission could never be estimated ' His three fine sons are here to day and I know they appreciate the traditions taught them by their father said Mr Foreman. They hold honoured positions in the community because of his guidance.

Members of the Apollo Club assisted in the singing of Lead Kindly Light at the grave- side. The Rev R J Williams read the lesson

The chief mourners were Messrs Arthur, Arnold, and Livingstone Mote (sons), Messrs G C M and Gilbert Gee (grandsons). Others present included Messrs W J Stewart, Harry Brewer, F E Wil- lams, E Sussmilch and J Lovatt (Apollo Club), A A McCoy, F Stonier and J Harrington.5



 

Family 1

Ruth Unknown b. circa 1882

Family 2

Lucy Jane Scott d. 1964
ChartsDescendant Chart - Edward Mote b. before 1775
Last Edited18 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Birth Certificate - Place of Registration: Sydney; Year: 1881; Number: 369.
  2. [S6] UK Registered BDMs, , Marriage 1909 Q2 Devonport 5b 709.
  3. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Marriage Certificate - Place of Registration: Randwick; Year: 1921; Number: 2816.
  4. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, 868/1950 North Sydney.
  5. [S123] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au
  6. [S101] 1911 England & Wales Census.