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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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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

Portrait of William Hine presented to the Holywell Music Room in Oxford by Dr. Philip Hayes, son of Hine's pupil Dr. William Hayes
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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
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

Nottingham Journal
Tuesday 30 August 1921
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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)

Organist of
1860 - 1895

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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
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.

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Saturday 04 February 1922
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