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Directory of Past Classical Organists


Extract from Cathedral Organists Past and Present
By John E. West
Published in 1921
Additional information from the British Newspaper Archive.

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Henry Hall (Snr)
c.1655 - 1707
Henry Hall was the son of Captain Henry Hall, of Windsor.
Born about 1655.
Chorister in the Chapel Royal.
Pupil of
Dr. Blow.
John Blow
1649 - 1st Oct 1708
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Vicar Choral of Hereford Cathedral, 1688.
Took Holy Orders, 1698.
Died 1707. Buried in the Cloister of Vicars' College,Hereford.
Some of his Church Music is to be found in the Tudway Collection. He also acquired some celebrity as a poet.
His son Henry Hall, Junr. succeeded him as Organist of Hereford Cathedral.
Organist of
1674 - 1686 1688 - 1707

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Henry Hall (Jnr)
- 22nd Jan 1713
Son of the Henry Hall (Snr).
Succeeded his father in the appointment at Hereford Cathedral.
Died January 22, 1713.
None of his compositions are extant, but it appears th it as a poet he was even more gifted than his father.
Organist of
1707 - 1713

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John Hampton
Probably a son of John Hampton, a Mercer and one of the Bailiffs of Worcester in 1477.
In the Deed of Appointment it is stated that for services past and future he is to receive an annual payment of fourteen white loaves ("Monken lovus"), fourteen gists of ale, and the sum of £3 135. 4d. in equal portions each quarter.
In 1495 be was rewarded with (£1 "for making of Balades," in connection with the King's visit to Worcester.
A five-part setting of Salve Regina by him is included in the Eton MS.
Organist of
1484 - 1522

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John Capel Hanbury
1833 -
Subsequently took Holy Orders and became Curate of Pipe and Lyde, and Second Classical Master of Hereford Cathedral School, 1858.
Divinity Lecturer and Chaplain of Wadham College, Oxford, 1872.
Rector successively of Lower Bromley, Essex, 1880; and Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, 1884. Hereford Chaplain at Wiesbaden, 1888.
Organist of
1856 - 1857?

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Thomas William Hanforth
6th Mar 1867 - 5th Jun 1948
Thomas William Hanforth was born at Hunslet, Leeds, March 6, 1867. Chorister in York Minster. Pupil of W. H. Garland and Dr. J. Naylor.
Organist to Archbishop Thomson, 1885.
Deputy-Organist of York Minster, 1891.
Bandmaster 4th West Riding York Vol. Artillery, 1900-1903.
Conductor of various choirs in the district.
Composer of Church Music, Pianoforte pieces, Organ Music, Etc.
Organist of
1892
Thomas William Hanforth Thomas William Hanforth
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Egerton Barnardiston Harding
Egerton Barnardiston Harding was a nephew of Dr. Pusey Went on to be Master at the Priory School, Bath
Organist of
1872 - 1872

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Joseph Naylor Hardy
1860 - 17th Mar 1939
Joseph Naylor Hardy was a pupil of J. Emmerson (his predecessor at Wakefield), Dr. Spark, Dr. Creser, and Dr. Corbett.
Died March 17th 1939. Buried at Wakefield cemetery
Organist of
Roman Catholic Chapel, Wakefield, 1875;
West Parade Chapel, Wakefield, 1878;
1886 -

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Mr. Joseph Hardy, formerly music teacher Silcoates School and organist at Wakefield Cathedral, has died his home at Wakefield, aged 79. He was a fellow the Royal College of Organists, and was organist and choirmaster at Wakefield Cathedral for several years.

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Joseph John Harris
1799 - 10th Feb 1869
Joseph John Harris was born in London, 1799.
Chorister in the Chapel Royal.
Died February 10, 1869. Buried in Harpurhey Cemetery.
Composer of Anthems, Glees, a selection of Psalm Tunes, "The Cathedral Daily Service," consisting of the Versicles, Litany, Etc., with music, Etc.
For the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the new tower of the Cathedral, in 1864, Harris composed an Anthem, "The Lord is my strength."
Organist of
St. Olave's, Southwark, 1823;
Blackburn Parish Church, 1828;
1848 - 1869 (having previously been Choirmaster, and Joint-Organist with Sudiow).

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William Henry Harris
28th Mar 1883 - 6th Sep 1973
William Henry Harris was born in London, March 28, 1883.
A Chorister in Holy Trinity, Tulse Hi11.
Pupil-Assistant-Organist of St. David's Cathedral.
Lord Charles Bruce Scholar at the Royal College of Music, 1899-1902, studying the organ under Sir Walter Parratt.
Accompanist to the (London) Bach Choir.
Assistant organist of the Temple Church.
Assistant-Organist of Lichfield Cathedral, holding this appointment concurrently with those of Organist of St. Augustine's, Edgbaston, and Professor of Counterpoint, Etc., at the Birmingham and Midland Institute.
His compositions include a Setting for baritone solo, chorus, and orchestra, of Francis Thompson's "The Hound of Heaven." [Carnegie Award, 1919.]
Organist of
St. John the Baptist, Kensington;
Wimbledon Parish Church;
Ewell Parish Church
1919 - 1929
1929 1933
1933 -
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William Henry Harris

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Basil Harwood
11th Apr 1859 -
Basil Harwood was born at Woodhouse, Olveston, Gloucestershire, April 11, 1859.
He was the son of Edward Harwood, J.P.
Educated at Charterhouse, and Trinity College, Oxford.
Pupil of J. L. Roeckel, Mrs. Roeckel, George Riseley, and Dr. C. W. Corfe.
Also studied at the Leipzig Conservatorium. Conductor of Oxford Orchestral Association, 1892-8, and Oxford Bach Choir, 1896.
President of the University Musical Club, 1881 and 1895.
Precentor of Keble College, 1892. Choragus of Oxford University, 1900.
Retired from the Organistship at Oxford, 1909.
Composer of Settings of Psalms 86 and 137. a Motet, Church Music, a Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, Organ pieces, Pianoforte pieces, Songs, Etc.
Organist of
Trinity College, Oxford, 1878;
St. Barnabas', Pimlico, 1883;
, 1887 - 1892
1892 - 1909

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John Hasted
Chants by John Hasted are contained in Warren's "Chanter's Hand Guide," 1850.
Organist of
1784 - 1794

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James Hawkins (Snr)
c.1658 - 18th Oct 1729
James Hawkins (Snr)was a Chorister in St. John's College, Cambridge.
Ely Cathedral is indebted to this indefatigable musician for its valuable collection of MS. scores and part-books, carefully preserved to this day.
He also left behind him a large number of original compositions, those at Ely amounting to as many as seventeen Services and seventy-five Anthems!
He died the 18th of October 1729 and was buried in the South Transept of Ely Cathedral.
Organist of
1682(3) - 1729

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Lieth the body of James Hawkins, B.M.,
46 Years Organist of this Church;
Eminent in his Profession,
Regular in the discharge of his Duty,
Chearful and friendly in his Deportment.
He died the 18th of October 1729.
In the 67th year of his Age."
James Hawkins (Jnr)
James Hawkins was the son of James Hawkins (Snr), Mus.B., Organist of Ely Cathedral.
In 1728 he received notice of dismissal from the Dean and Chapter for insolent and rude behaviour to them, unless he made amends. This be appears to have done.
His Anthem, " O praise the Lord," is to be found in the Ely and Tudway Collections.
Organist of
1714 - 1759

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John Hawkshaw (Snr)
According to the Cathedral records, leases were granted to him in 1645 and 1647, but he is not mentioned as either Vicar Choral or Organist until after the Restoration, when in 1661 he appears to have been elected to the former post, which he held until his death in 1688.
His appointment as Vicar Choral of St. Patrick's Cathedral is dated 1660, when he was also made Organist there "during the absence of Mr. Randall Jewet" Jewitt had returned to England on the breaking up of the Cathedral Establishment at the Rebellion (see his appointment at Chester Cathedral). He was evidently expected to resume his duties in Dublin after the Restoration, and, as he failed to do so, Hawkshaw was permanently appointed in his place.
Organist of
1661 - 1678
1661 - 1688

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John Hawkshaw (Jnr)
Son of John Hawkshaw Snr.
Organist of
1632 - 1642
1678 - 1685

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Henry Hayden
c.1773 - 1848
Henry Hayden was a Chorister of Norwich Cathedral, and pupil of Dr. Beckwith there.
Appointed Organist and Singing-man at St. Asaph Cathedral at the age of twenty.
Buried at Llanbeblig, 1848.
There is some Church Music by him in the MS. Books of the Cathedral.
Organist of
1794 - 1834

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William Robert Hayden
- 1833
On his tombstone in the St. Asaph Cathedral Churchyard he is described as Organist, but he must have been Deputy-Organist for his father.
Organist of
1829 - 1833

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Philip Hayes
Bap. 17th Apr 1738 – 19th Mar 1797
Philip Hayes was the son of the William Hayes.
Born at Shrewsbury, 1738.
Chorister in the Chapel Royal. Pupil of his father. (Is said to have been Organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, 1763-1765 and to have been displaced by Thomas Norris.)
Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, 1767.
University Professor of Music, 1777.
Died suddenly, in London, March 19. 1797. Buried in St. Paul's Cathedral.
Composer of an Oratorio, "Prophecy," Odes, a Masque, Church Music, Glees, Songs, Concertos for Organ or Harpsichord, &c. Author of "Memoirs of Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester."
Organist of
1776
1777
1790
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When the Grand Commemoration of Handel, which took place in May, 1784, was in contemplation, two very pompous gentlemen, Dr. Hayes of Oxford and Dr. Miller of Doncaster, came to Town to give their gratuitous assistance as conductors by beating time.
After several meetings and some bickering's, it was at length agreed that Dr. Hayes should conduct the first act, and Dr. Miller the second. When the time of performance had arrived, and Mr. Cramer, the leader, had just tapt his bow, (the signal for being ready,) and looked round to catch the eyes of the performers, he saw to his astonishment a till gigantic figure with an immense powdered toupee, full dressed, with a bag and sword, and a huge roll of parchment in his hand.
'Who is that gentleman?' said Mr. Cramer. Dr. Hayes,' was the reply. 'What is he going to do?' 'To beat time.' 'Be so kind,' said Mr. Cramer, 'to tell the gentleman, that when he has sat down I will begin.' The Doctor, who never anticipated such a set down as this, took his seat, and Mr. Cramer did begin.

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It is with regret we announce to the mufical world, the death of the celebrated Doctor Philip Hayes, profeffor at the Univerfity of Oxford. This gentleman lately came to town for the purpofe of prefiding over the concert for the benefit of the new Mufical Fund. He dreffed himfelf on Sunday morning in order to attend at the Chapel Royal, St. James's, but was fuddenly feized with the fymptoms of diffulution and in a very fhort period expired.

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Mus. Bac. Philip Hayes, of Magd. Coll., son of William Hayes, was Organist of Ch. Ch. from 1763 to 1765 ; Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, 1767: Organist of New College, in succession to Richard Church, 1776, and Magdalen, 1777, in which year he succeeded his father as Professor of Music and proceeded Mus. Doc. He became Organist of St. John's College in 1790, in succession to Thomas Norris, and died in London suddenly in 1797, and was buried at St. Paul's. He was extremely corpulent, and was supposed to be the largest man in England. Among his compositions are six Concertos for organ, harpsichord, or pianoforte, 1769; eight Anthems, 1780; "Prophecy," an Oratorio, performed at Oxford, 1781; catches, glees, canons, 1785; an "Ode," performed at Cambridge, 1785; catches and glees, 1789; "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day," by John Oldham; "Telemacbus," a masque, and a number of single anthems, songs, and glees.

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William Hayes
1706 - 27th Jul 1777
William Hayes was born at Hanbury, Worcestershire, December, 1706.
He was a Chorister in Gloucester Cathedral, and afterwards pupil of William Hine.
Conductor of the Worcester Festival of 1734.
University Professor of Music, Oxford, 1742.
Conductor of the Gloucester Festival of 1763.
Died at Oxford, July 27, 1777. Buried in the Churchyard of St. Peter-in-the-East, Oxford.
Composer of Church Music, Cantatas, Odes, Etc.
Author of "Remarks on Mr. Avison's Essay on Musical Expression."
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Organist of
St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, 1729;
1731 - 1734
1734 - 1777
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On Sunday morning died, aged 70, at Oxford, Dr. William Hayes, Organist of Magdalen College, and Professor of Music in that University.
He had the degree of Doctor of Music conferred upon him in the Theatre, at the opening of the Radcliffe Library in April 1749.
A man whose Memory will be dear to Society as long as the Voice of Harmony and the Praises of Christian Virtues are heard in the World

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Thomas Haylett
c.1794 - 3rd Oct 1843
Retired in 1841.
Died 3rd October 1843. Buried October 5, 1843 (aged 49), in St. John's Cemetery,
Organist of
1824 - 1841

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The following amusing anecdote concerning Thomas Haylett is related by his successor at Chester Cathedral, Dr. J. C. Bridge :-
"One day Haylett, according to custom, had been teaching in Warrington, whence he duly returned in the evening to Chester. Upon opening the door of the coach he discovered the huge figure of a man stretched across two seats. As the occupant seemed disinclined to move his portly figure, Haylett reminded him that the coach was constructed to hold more than one passenger. The traveller then removed his feet, but uttered not a word. Haylett thereupon remarked that it was 'a fine night.' Silence greeted even this meteorological utterance. Similar observations were treated in like manner, with the result that Haylett held his peace, but only till Chester-the destination of the pair-was reached. Addressing his fellow-traveller for the last time, Haylett said to him, 'I think it right to inform you, sir, that you are a d--d disagreeable fellow.' This anathema caused the silent one to remove his muffler and thus unmask his features. The process revealed to Haylett's astonished gaze the face of Canon Slade, one of the Cathedral dignitaries, who was on his way to take up residence. The Canon, however, treated the matter very good-humouredly and often reminded Haylett of the joke."
Leighton George Hayne
28th Feb 1836 - 3rd Mar 1883
Leighton George Hayne was born at Exeter, February 28, 1836.
Precentor Queen's College, Oxford, 1860.
Took Holy Orders, 1861.
Coryphæus of Oxford University, 1863.
Vicar of Heiston, 1866.
Precentor of Eton, 1867.
Rector of Mistley (Essex), 1871.
Died at Bradfield (Essex), March 3, 1883.
Composer of Psalm Tunes, Etc.
Editor (with the Rev. H. W. Sargeant) of "The Merton Tune Book."
The organ was his special hobby. He had a large instrument of five manuals built in the music room of Eton College. This was eventually divided between the churches of Mistley and Bradfield.
Organist of
Queens College Oxford 1857
1867 - 1871

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Mus. Bac. (Rev.) Leighton George Hayne, Queen's College.
Born in 1836.
Organist of Queen's, 1857;
Mus. Doc., 1860;
Precentor of Queen's, 1860;
Coryphæus of the University, 1863.
He was appointed Vicar of Heiston in 1866 and Rector of Mistley in 1871.
Succentor of Eton from 1867 to 1871.
He died in 1883.


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We have to announce, with great regret, the death, after a long illness, of the Rev. Leighton George Hayne, Mus. Doc, Rector of Mistley-cum-Bradfield, and for many years Coryphæus of the University of Oxford.
Dr. Hayne was highly distinguished as a musician, both as an organist and a composer- and he was Suecentor of Eton College from 1867-1871. He then succeeded his father the late Rev. R. J. Hayne, D.D., as Rector of Mistley and Bradfield, and devoted himself with untiring zeal to the duties of a country Clergyman.
He was very munificent in his gifts to both his parishes. To Bradfield he gave a very fine and mellifluous organ, as a memorial of his father ; a spacious Vestry attached to the parish Church ; and just previously to his last illness, he had erected, at his own cost, a large parish room for the purpose of parochial gatherings.
To the parish Church of St. Mary's, Mistley, be presented one of the largest and finest organs in the County. Scarcely could he have left a more fitting memorial of his genius as a musician, and his devotion as a Clergyman.
He has died at the comparatively early age of 47, and leaves a widow and an only son to lament most of all his loss.

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Aaron Upjohn Hayter
16th Dec 1799 - 28th Jul 1873
Aaron Upjohn Hayter was born at Gillingham, December 16, 1799. Chorister in Salisbury Cathedral, and afterwards pupil of and assistant to A. T. Corfe. Succeeded C. J. Dare as Organist of Hereford.
Conductor of the Hereford Festival of 1819.
Resigned the post at Hereford, and became Organist of the Collegiate Church, Brecon.
Went to America, 1835. Organist of Grace Church, New York. Organist of 1837. Organist (and Musical Adviser) to the Handel and Haydn Society, 1838.
Died in Boston, 1873.
There is a MS. Evening Service in E flat by him, at Hereford, and an Anthem, "Withdraw not Thou," is included in the Rev. W. Cooke's Words of Anthems, printed for the use of Hereford Cathedral (1825).
His name is mentioned in "Musical and Personal Recollections during Half-a-Century," by Henry Phillips; and the valuable services which he rendered to the Handel and Haydn Society, in Boston, are recorded in the published "History" of that Society, compiled by Charles C. Perkins, and issued in Boston, 1886.
Organist of
1818 - 1820

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John Heath
In the Rochester Cathedral Treasurer's book of 1614 he appears as Organist, but his Patent could not be found.
In the Survey of the Parsonage of Chatham (Parlia- mentary Surveys, 1649, Lambeth Library) is the following: In 1608, the Dean 'granted unto Phillipp Heath and John Heath sonne of the sayd Phillipp Heath the office of Clerke and Organiste dureing the tearme of their naturall lives and the longest liver of either of them, with the annuall ffee or stipend of Twelve pounds of lawfull English Money, issueing and payeable out of the foresaide parsonage of Chatham. . . . Phillipp Heath is deceased. John Heath aged about sixty years.'
John Heath appears as Organist of the Cathedral so late as 1668.
[Heath is probably the composer of Anthems mentioned under this name in Clifford's Collection, and an Evening Service in the Peterhouse Collection at Cambridge.]

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Paul Heath
Admonished by the Dean and Chapter of Bristol Cathedral in 1667, 1678, and 1682.
Chapter Minute of December 13, 1682 :-
"It appearing to the Deane and Chapter that Paule Heath, Organist and Master of the Choristers, hath had severall admonitions for keeping a Disorderly Alehouse, Debauching the Choirmen and other disorders there, and neglecting the service of the Church and beeing now Credibly Informed that the said Paule Heath doth still keep ill-order in his house, and hath suffered one Rouch, a barber, to trime in his house on the Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday . . , the said Deane and Chapter .. did .. order and Decree to remove expell and dissmisse the said Paal Heath from his said office and place of Organist and Master of the Choristers."
In 1683 the usual salary is entered, but the Organist's name is not mentioned.
In 1684 appears "de stipendio Pauli Heath Qrganistæ et Magistro Choristarum ab antiqua debit £10 cum augmentatione et concessa .. £22"

Organist of
1669 - 1682

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Edward Heathcote
c.1797 - 21st Jan 1835
Prior to appointment at Southwell Cathedral he was organist of Bakewell Church, Derbyshire, for the use of which he compiled a book of Words of Anthems.
Died 1835. Buried in the South-East portion of the Cathedral Yard.
Set to music the Ordination Hymn, "Come, Holy Ghost, Eternal God." Some of his Church Music in MS. is at Southwell, including a once popular Service in B fiat.
Organist of
Bakewell Church, Derbyshire
1818 - 1835

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Stephen Heather
1748 - 14th Nov 1831
Stephen Heather was born 1748.
Lay Clerk of St. George's Chapel Windsor.
Died at Windsor, November 14, 1831
Organist of
1788 - 1831

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Andrew Hecht (Hight)
- 1693
Andrew Hecht was a Dutchman.
Two of his Anthems "Hope" and "Out of the deep," are included in the Cathedral Library.
A writ appears to have been taken out against him in 1670 by John Jameson, Clericus Rivestri (Vestry Clerk), for striking him in the Church; but the suit was afterwards withdrawn.
Buried in the Cathedral March 31st 1693

Organist of
1663? - 1693

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Thomas Hecht
- 5th Apr 1734
Thomas Hecht was the son of Andrew Hecht,
Was admitted Organist of Lincoln in succession to his father, at a salary of £30 per annum, but declined office.
Matriculated 1714.
Died April 5, 1734. Buried in St. Ebbe's Churchyard.
He left £120 towards the enlargement of the College organ.
According to his will he was cousin to Edward Thom(p)son, Organist of Salisbury Cathedral.
Organist of
1693 - 1695
1695 - 1734

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William Hine
1687 - 28th Aug 1730
William Hine was born at Brightwell. 1687.
Chorister in Magdalen College, Oxford.
A pupil of Jeremiah Clark.
It is said that, in consideration of his musical skill and gentlemanly qualities, his salary was augmented by £20 a year.
Died August 28, 1730. Buried in Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters.
Some Anthems and an Organ Voluntary by him were published after his death, under the title of "Harmonia Sacra Glocestriensis," edited by his widow.
He was joint composer. With Hall, Junr., of the Morning Service known as Hall and Hine in E flat.:
Organist of
1710 - 1730
Organist William Hine
William Hine

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Edward John Hopkins
30th Jun 1818 - 4th Feb 1901
Edward John Hopkins was born June 30th 1818 at Westminster.
Brother of John Hopkins. of Rochester Cathedral, and cousin of Dr. J. L. Hopkins, of Rochester and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Chorister in the Chapel Royal. Pupil of Thomas Forbes Walmisley (the father of Dr. T. A. Walmisley).
One of the Founders of the (Royal) College of Organists.
Granted the honorary degree of Mus.D. by the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1882.
A testimonial was presented to him on attaining his Jubilee as an Organist in 1884, and also on his completion of fifty years office as Organist to the Temple Church in 1893.
He was for many years Professor of the Organ at the Royal Normal College for the Blind, Norwood.
Died February 4, 1901. Buried in Hampstead Cemetery.
Composer of Church Music, Organ pieces, Madrigals, Songs, Part-songs. Etc.
Arranger of Organ Music. Editor of Madrigals, Organ pieces, Hymnals, Chant Books, Etc.
Joint-Author, with Dr. E. F. Rimbault, of "The Organ: its History and Construction"; and Author of a similar work to be issued by Messrs. Novello, Lecturer on various musical subjects.
Organist of
Mitcham Parish Church, 1834;
St. Peters, Islington, 1838; St. Luke's. Berwick Street, 1841 ;
1843 - 1898
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Dr. Edward John Hopkins, who has died at the age of eighty-three, had lived in the reigns of five British sovereigns. So long ago as the year 1826 he was a chorister of the Chapel Royal, and he got his first post as organist in a London just at the beginning of the Victorian Reign. This was at St. Peter's Islington, whence he went in 1841, to St Luke's, Berwick Street.
In 1843 he began that long connection, as organist, with the Temple Church which ended only in 1898. During that period of over half a century Dr. Hopkins made the Temple Church the haunt of lovers of English music, and was himself the composer of a number of well-known anthems and hymn-tunes.
Mendelssohn was the only foreign master under whose influence he allowed himself to come; and he was the first to play the famous "Wedding MArch" as an organ voluntary.

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John Hopkins
30th Apr 1822 - 27th Aug 1900
John Hopkins was born April 30, 1822 at Westminster.
Cousin to the J. L. Hopkins, and brother to Dr. E. J. Hopkins.
A Chorister in St. Paul's Cathedral.
Died August 27, 1900.
There is a mural tablet to his memory in the South Aisle of the Choir.
Composer of Church Music, Organ pieces, Pianoforte pieces, Etc.
Organist of
Mitcham Parish Church, 1838;
St. Stephen's, Islington, 1839;
Holy Trinity, Islington, 1843;
St. Mark's, Jersey, 1845;
St. Michael's, Chester Square, London, 1846;
and the Parish Church, Epsom. which he resigned on his appointment to Rochester Cathedral in 1856.
1856 - 1900

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John Larkin Hopkins
25th Nov 1819 – 25th Apr 1873
John Larkin Hopkins was born 25 November 1819 at Westminster.
Cousin to Dr. E. J. Hopkins.
Chorister in Westminster Abbey.
First President of the Westminster Abbey Glee Club, 1841.
Died at Ventnor, April 25, 1873.
Buried in Ventnor Cemetery.
Composer of Church Music, Glees, Songs, Etc.
Organist of
1841 - 1856
1856 - 1873
Cambridge University, 1856

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We regret to have announce the death of Dr. John Larkin Hopkins, which took place Ventnor, in the Isle Wight, on Friday evening, the 25th of April.
Dr. J. L. Hopkins was born in 1820, and was in his fifty-third year at the time his decease.
His father held the position of first clarinet player in this country, and the musician whose death we deplore was himself a performer of no mean excellence on the flute.
John Larkin Hopkins was educated for some years as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and became the organist Rochester Cathedral in remaining there for several years.
He afterwards succeeded Dr. Walmisley as organist of Trinity College, Cambridge, which position he held at the time of his decease.
The author of great number of chants and services for the church, and some excellent glees and part music, was widely known and esteemed, and personal knowledge of the man served to deepen the respect enforced by his compositions.

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Haydn Keeton
26thOct 1847 - 27th May 1921
Haydn Keeton was born at Mosborough, Derbyshire, October 26th, 1847. Chorister in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Pupil of Sir George Elvey. Organist of Datchet Parish Church, 1867, and afterwards at Hawtrey's School at Slough, which he resigned on his appointment to Peterborough Cathedral.
Conductor of Peterborough Choral and Orchestral Societies. Conductor and Organist of Peterborough and Lincoln Festivals.
Composer of Church Music, a Symphony for orchestra, Pianoforte pieces, Part-Songs, Songs, Etc.
Author of "Church and Cathedral Choristers' Singing Method. "
On March 24th 1920, Dr. Keeton completed the fiftieth year of his Organistship at Peterborough Cathedral. During this long period he had effected many improvements in the Cathedral Services there. The four-manual Organ, by Messrs. W. Hill & Son, was built under his direction, and opened in 1894.
Died May 27th 1921.

Organist of
St. John's Church, Peterborough.
Trinity College, Glenalmond
St. Alban's Church, Birmingham
1870 - 1921
Haydn Keeton
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He bequeathed his full scores of works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Spohr, Weber and Gounod to his nephews A. C. Keeton and H. K. Hardwick. £100 a year and the household effects to his wife; and the residue in trust for his wife and daughter

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Charles William Lavington
Feb 1819 - 27th Oct 1895
Charles William Lavington was born February, 1819 at Wells.
Chorister at Wells Cathedral.
Pupil of William Perkins, and afterwards of James Turk at Westminster Abbey.
Assistants Organist of Wells Cathedral, and, in 1842, Acting-Organist.
Appointed to the full office on the death of William Perkins; also Organist of the Theological College.
Died at Wells, October 27, 1895.
Buried in the Cloister Churchyard at Wells Cathedral.
Composer of Anthems Chants, Etc. (
Andante in F)Paul Winter
Hereford Cathedral organ (Hauptwerk)

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Edwin Henry Lemare
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Charles Harford Lloyd
16th Oct 1849 - 16th Oct 1919
Charles Harford Lloyd was born at Thornbury, Gloucester, October 16, 1849.
Graduated in Arts and Music at Magdalen Hall, Oxford.
Conductor of the Gloucester Festivals, 1877 and 1880.
Resigned the post at Gloucester on his appointment as Organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, 1882.
First President of Oxford University Musical Club.
Succeeded Sir Joseph Barnby as Organist and Precentor of Eton College, 1892.
President of the Royal College of Organists, 1902-1903.
Retired from the appointment at Eton College, 1914.
Organist and Composer to the Chapel Royal, 1916.
Died October 16, 1919.
Composer of Cantatas, Church Music, Organ pieces, Madrigals, Part-songs, Songs, Etc.
Editor, with Sir George Martin and others, of The New Cathedral Psalter, also of the New Cathedral Psalter Chant Book (Parish Choir Edition).
Organist of
1876 - 1882
1882 - 1892
1892 - 1914
1916 - 1919
Charles Harford Lloyd
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I am informed that the donations to the Memorial to Dr. Charles Harford Lloyd, M..A., Mus.Doc., organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1876 to 1882 amount to £401, and after defraying the cost of the window- £94-there is a balance of £311, which will, be invested by trustees to found the Lloyd Musical Scholarship for old Gloucester Cathedral Choristers who intend adopting music as a profession.
The window, which has been placed in his Lady Chapel of the Cathedral, faces that of Dr. Lloyd's predecessor. Dr. S. S. Wesley. There are two lights; above, the figure of St. Gregory teaching a choir, and in the background s lectern with a book of Gregorian music open upon it. In the lower light the central figure is Jubal, father of ' all such as handle the harp and the organ." The figure of Jubal himself is adapted from one on the base of Giotto's Tower at Florence, where the fathers of all the arts are expressed in sculpture.
The window will be unveiled by Sir Henry Hadow Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield University on Tuesday next, at 3 p.m., when all subscribers to the Fund are invited to be present.
With regard to the balance of £300 odd to be invested to found a Lloyd Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Brewer is anxious by this means to found a school for Church musicians, and it is. hoped that many more such scholarships will eventually be added. There is no better nursery than a Cathedral Choir to shape the mind of young musicians. Dr. Brewers idea for the foundation of such a school is quite a new one in connection with Cathedral life in this. country.
The music for the Unveiling Service on Tuesday is all by Charles Harford Lloyd, and an address on Music will be given by Sir Henry Hadow.

Gloucestershire Chronicle
Saturday 04 February 1922
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