1864–1904

September 21, 1864, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

June 18, 1904, Boston, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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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.

His works include 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).

  1. Canticles
  2. Longfellow
  3. There Are Coming Changes Great