Coverley, Robert


He was born at Oporto, Portugal, of an aristocratic Portuguese mother and a Scotch father. He was graduated from Eastbourne College, England. He studied counterpoint, orchestra and violin under Weist Hill, Ludwig and Jacquinot, in London. From 1876 to 1878 he was a chorister at St. Augustine's Church, London. In 1884 he came to New York and became an American citizen. From a long list of his published works the following may be taken as representative: For the piano, tarentellas, berceuse (arranged from Gounod), impromptus, and marches; a concertstudy for violin and pianoforte, and numerous songs, some of which have attained great popularity. He resides in New York City at the present time.