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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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Charles Donald Maclean
27th Mar 1843 - 23rd Jun 1916
Charles Donald Maclean was born at Cambridge, March 27, 1843.
A pupil of Ferdinand Biller at Cologne.
Director of the Music at Eton College, 1872. Resigned the post at Eton and was for some years resident in India.
Eventually settled in London.
Died June 23, 1916.
Composer of an Oratorio, "Noah," a Cantata. "Sulmala," a Requiem Mass, Church Music, Orchestral Music, Chamber Music, Songs, Pianoforte pieces. Etc.
Organist of
Exeter College, Oxford, 1862
1872 - 1875

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The office of musical instructor at the College, vacant by Dr. Haynes's resignation, has been filled up by Dr. Hornby, the head master, with the selection Mr. Charles Donald Maclean, M.A., Mus. Doc, of Exeter College, Oxford, and formerly organist of Exeter College and of the Madras Cathedral, and conductor of the Madras Philharmonic Society.
The post of organist, which is in the gift of the college, was also at the same time conferred on Dr. Maclean.

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Logo, Newspaper article CIVIL SERVICE OF INDIA
The undermentioned candidates, selected in 1964, have passed the "further examination":-
Charles Donald Maclean.    Madras    (Mark = 1242)
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Tuesday 01 August 1865
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In a Convocation holden on Friday. at two o'clock, a grace was passed granting permission to Charles Donald Maclean. Bachelor of Music, of Exeter College, to proceed to the degree of doctor in that faculty earlier than permitted by the statuses in order that he may proceed at once to India.

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Saturday 11 November 1865
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The career of Dr. Charles Donald Maclean, who died recently, was peculiar, possibly unique, in the fact that he combined music with long period of work in India as an Indian Civil servant.
Born in 1843, he was educated at Shrewsbury and Exeter College, Oxford, of which he was a scholar.
He was organist of his college and took his degree of Doctor of Music at the early age of 22.
For a few years he was organist and music director at Eton, being succeeded by Sir Joseph Barnby.
In India he held appointments chiefly in Madras. Returning to England in 1593, he became general secretary of the International Musical Society, which before the war had its headquarters Leipzig.
Dr. Maclean produced long list of musical compositions.

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Monday 03 July 1916
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Charles Stewart Macpherson
20th May 1870 - 28th May 1927
Charles Stewart Macpherson was born in Edinburgh, May 20, 1870.
Chorister in St. Paul's Cathedral.
Student of the Royal Academy of Music.
Sub-Organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, 1895.
Composer of an Orchestral Overture and two Suites, 137th Psalm for soli, chorus, and orchestra, Church Music, Part-songs, a Fantasy Prelude for the Organ.
Arranger of Scottish Music. Editor of "The New Cathedral Psalter Chant Book" (Village Church Edition).
Lecturer on musical subjects, Etc.
Organist of
St. David's, Weem, Aberfeldy, 1887;
Private Chapel, Luton Hoo, Beds, 1889;
1916 - 1927
Charles Stewart Macpherson Charles Stewart Macpherson
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Logo, Newspaper article FAMOUS ORGANIST DEAD
LATE DR. MACPHERSON.
Dr Charles Macpherson, the famous organist of St Paul ' s Cathedral, and whose association with the Cathedral covered almost the whole of his life, died in the street on Saturday afternoon. With his wife he had been to the Grosvenor Hotel, near Victoria Station, London, when he was suddenly taken ill, and fell on the pavement. His wife called a taxi-cab, and Dr Macpherson was assisted into this and taken to St George ' s Hospital. On arrival he was found to be dead-it is believed from heart failure.
He had seemed in his usual health and good spirits up to the time of his seizure He was at St Paul's on Thursday and Friday evening, and on Saturday morning he was laughing and chatting with his friends.
NATIVE OF EDINBURGH.
Dr Macpherson, who was born in Edinburgh in 1870, was the son of the late Charles Macpherson, City Architect. He went to St Paul's as a choir boy in 1870, and was educated at the Choir School. Leaving St. Paul's, where he had also been an organ pupil in 1887, he was for about two years organist of St David's, Weem, near Aberfeldy. From 1889 until 1895 he was organist of the private chapel at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, the residence of the late Madame de Falbe. In the latter years he was appointed sub-organist at St Paul's, and in 1916 succeeded Sir George Martin as organist.
From 1890 he was, for five years, a student at the Royal Academy of Music, where he took the Charles Lucas Medal for Composition. Dr Macpherson (the degree was conferred by the University of Durham, honoris causa) produced a number of compositions, orchestral, chamber music, choral, and for organ. Among these are an Overture and an Orchestral Suite on Highland themes, which are still in manuscript, the orchestral "Hallowe'en," and the cantata, "By the Waters of Babylon." His "Te Deum" was written for the signing of peace in 1918.
Dr Macpherson's marriage to Miss Newbolt, daughter of Canon Newbolt, had a peculiar interest in that it was the first wedding in St Paul's within living memory, as St Paul's is not licensed for marriages, and special permission and licence had to be obtained. Dr and Mrs Macpherson had one son, who is now at Uppingham School. In the leisure moments of a busy life, the late Dr Macpherson found recreation in sketching and golf.

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Arthur Henry Mann
16th May 1850 - 19th Nov 1929
Arthur Henry Mann was born at Norwich, May 16, 1850.
Chorister in Norwich Cathedral, and Assistant-Organist there to Dr. Z. Buck.
Composer of Church Music, Organ Music, Part-songs, Etc.
Editor of Talus's Motet for forty voices, and other music.
One of the Compilers of the Music Catalogue of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Musical Editor of Church of England Hymnal, Etc.
Organist of
St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, 1870;
Tettenhall Parish Church, 1871;
Beverley Minster,1875;
1876 - 1929
Cambridge University 1897
Arthur Henry Mann Arthur Henry Mann
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Logo, Newspaper article DR. A. H. MANN.
Fatal Seizures of Famous Cambridge Organist.
Dr. Arthur Henry Mann, University organist and organist of King's College Chapel, died at a Cambridge nursing home yesterday. He was in his eightieth year, and was one of the most distinguished musical figures at Cambridge.
Dr. Mann played at the service at King's College Chapel on Sunday morning, and sung in the world-famous choir, as he was wont to do at unaccompanied services, in the afternoon. On Monday he had two seizures, which proved fatal.
He was a native of Norwich. He secured his Mus.Bac.Oxon in 1875, and followed that with the Mus.Doc.Oxon the following year. In 1870 he became organist at St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, in 1871 of Tettenhall Parish Church, and in 1875 of Beverley Minster. He was organist of King's College Chapel at the early age twenty-six, which post he held until the day of his death. His knowledge of Handel was profound, and he was the composer hymn tunes which have remained prime favourites.
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Wednesday 20 November 1929
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John Marbeck (Merbek)
John Marbeck was born about 1514. Lay Clerk, and afterwards Organist, of St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
Condemned to the stake, for his adherence to the Protestant faith (1544), but escaped through the intervention of Gardiner. Bishop of Winchester.
Died about 1585.
Adapter of the ancient Plain-Song to the English Service, published in 1550 as "The booke of Common Praier Noted." Composer of Church Music, including a Mass "Per arma justitie." Motets, Etc.
Author of a Concordance, "The Lives of the Holy Sainetes, Prophets, Patriachs, and others, contained in Holy Scripture," 1574, Etc.
In the Dedication, to Edward VI., of his "Concordance," he describes himself as "destitute bothe of learnyng and eloquence, yea, and suche a one as in maner never tasted the swetnes of learned Letters, but altogether brought up in your highnes College at Wyndsore in the study of musike and plaiyng on organs, wherin I consumed vainly the greatest part of my life."
According to the "Injunctions newly given by the Kinges Mats Commissioners for the reformation of certain abuses" (4 Edward VI., October 26, 1550)
Organist of
?1541 - ?1585

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Mus. Doc.-John Marbeck, or Merbecke.
He was famous for his writings against Popery as well as for his music, and while Organist of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, was, about 1514, condemned to the stake, together with Person, a priest, Testwood, a singing man, and Filmer, a tradesman.
Marbeck escaped through the influence of Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, while the other three were executed. He takes an important place in the history of English Church music, as being the first to set the whole of the Cathedral Service to music, which he published in 1550 under the title of "The booke of Common Praier Noted." Burney gives copious quotations from this work (which is an adaptation of the ancient Plainsong to the English service) in his second volume, page 578, Etc. Hawkins gives a three-part hymn by Marbeck, "A virgine and Mother," † and there are portions of a five-part Mass by him in Burney's "Musical Extracts" in the British Museum. He died about 1585.
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Charles George Marchant
1857 - 16th Jan 1876
Charles George Marchant was born in Dublin, 1857.
He was a Chorister in St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Choirmaster of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Conductor of the Dublin University Choral Society.
Professor of the Organ at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Etc.
Died January 16, 1920.
Composer of a Service in A and other Church Music, Etc.
Joint Editor (with Dr. C. H. Kitson) of the revised edition of the Irish Church Hymnal.
Organist of
Holy Trinity Church, Rathmines;
Christ Church, Bray, 1876;
St. Matthias', Dublin (for one week only)
1879 - 1920
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James Christopher Marks
James Christopher Marks was born at Armagh, in 1835.
Chorister of Armagh Cathedral.
Pupil of R. Turle. Assistant-Organist at Armagh Cathedral, 1852, until his appointment to Cork. Conductor of Cork Harmonic Society, 1860-61, and of Cork Musical Festival in 1862. Conductor of Cork (New) Harmonic Society.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Senr. Masonic Lodge, No. 623, Armagh until he moved to Cork.
Died suddenly at Clifton, July 17, 1903.
Composer of an Oratorio, "Gideon" (his degree exercise), Church Music, Etc.
Shortly after Dr. Marks's appointment Full Choral Service was re-established in the Cathedral. This had been discontinued since Bishop Wetenhall's time, at the end of the seventeenth century. The present Cathedral was also completed in 1870, and, in commemoration of its consecration, Dr. Marks was publicly invested, by the Dean, with a gold medal.
Organist of

1860 - 1903
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James Christopher Marks

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Logo, Newspaper article ADDRESS Brother J. C. Marks, P.M., on his removal to Coik from St. Patrick’s Senr. Masonic Lodge, No. C2d, Armagh.
Dear Brother Marks, as you are leaving us, trust for a sphere of more extended usefulness, we unhesitatingly say "God speed."
The world often says laments the loss of a friend how contrary with the Brotherhood. We rejoice in your removal, thereby enabling you, from youth and talent combined, to advance your professional reputation. As we have long fully appreciated your personal merits, and enjoyed the intercourse of Brotherly society that existed between us, with the warmest feelings for the future ptosperity of yourself and partner, daughter of right worthy' Brother, bid you farewell.
Signed, on behalf of Lodge C 23, Armagh, this 12th day of April, 1860


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Thomas Osborne Marks
1845 - 11th Sep 1916
Thomas Osborne Marks was the brother of Dr. J. C. Marks. (above)
Born at Armagh, 1845.
Chorister in Armah Cathedral and afterwards pupil of Robert Turle. and Assistant-Organist. Appointed Organist on Turle's resignation.
Conductor of the Armagh Philharmonic Society.
Died September 11, 1916.
Composer of Church Music, Organ pieces, Part-songs, Songs, Etc.
Organist of
1872 - 1916
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Logo, Newspaper article OBITUARY.
Organist of Armagh Cathedral.
The death occurred in Armagh yesterday of Dr. Thomas Osborne Marks, organist of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Dr. Marks was perhaps the best-known organist in Ireland, having for over forty years been organist of the cathedral and connected with the musical life of Ireland.
Previous to his appointment as organist he was assistant organist in the cathedral to the then organist. Dr. Turle, under whom he received his early tuition as a chorister and afterwards as deputy organist.
After his appointment to the important position of organist he graduated and secured his degree. Dr. Marks took the deepest interest in music, not only locally but all over Ireland. On many occasions he acted as adjudicator in important musical contests, and no later than the present yeartook part as one of the adjudicators at the Derry Feis.
He was in his usual health till about Friday last, and attended the. several services held in connection with the cathedral. On that day he was taken ill, the result of which was the necessity of the carrying out internal operation on Monday. which was performed with the utmost skill.
He leaves a widow and a large family, most of whom are in different parts of Ireland and England in responsible positions, and three of his sons volunteered for service during the present war, one them having been killed lately in France.

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Arthur Marriot
1854 - 1935
Arthur Marriot was the son of Frederick Marriott, Lay Clerk, St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
Pupil of Sir George Elvey.
Resigned the post at Southwell, 1888, and went to Denver, America.
Organist of
1879 - 1888
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George Marshall
George Marshall was appointed organist of Kings College, Cambridge, on the recommendation of the Earl of Sheffield, as appears from a letter dated September 29, 1626. Soon afterwards, however, he was granted permission to travel abroad, and was furnished with a protection, under the College Charter, against a press for the wars.
Organist of
1626 - 1627
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William Marshall
1806 - 17th Aug 1875
William Marshall was born at Oxford, 1806.
Chorister in the Chapel Royal.
Pupil of Braham, Neate, and Horsley.
Died at Handsworth, August 17, 1875.
Composer of Church Music, Etc.
Editor, with A. Bennett, of a Collection of Chants, and a book of Words of Anthems. Author of The Art of reading Church Music.
Organist of
1825 - 1846
1825 - 1846
All Saints', Oxford, 1839
St. Mary's, Kidderminster, 1846.
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Mus. Bac.—William Marshall, of Ch. Ch.*
Born in 1806, and educated at the Chapel Royal, under J. Stafford Smith and William Hawes. He was appointed Organist of Ch. Ch. and St. John's College in 1823, proceeded Mus. Doc. in 1840, and in 1846 became Organist of St. Mary's, Kidderminster.
He died in 1875.
His publications are The Art of Reading Church Music " (1842), an edition of some chants, and a book of words of anthems.

* The "Alumni Oxonienses" (Foster) gives 1826 as the date that W. Marshall took his degree, while Grove's Dictionary gives 1836, probably by a printer's error.
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George Marson
- 1631
George Marson burial register reads thus "1631, Feb. 5, George Marson, once one of the Petticanons of this Churche, Master of the Choristers, and Organist alsoe of this Churche."
Composer of Church Music. A Madrigal by George Matson is included in "The Triumphs of Oriana."
Organist of
1599 - 1631?
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George Clement Martin
11th Sep 1844 - 23rd Feb 1916
Sir George Clement Martin was born at Lambourne, Berkshire, September 11, 1844.
Pupil of J. Pearson and Sir John Stainer.
Organist of Lambourne Parish Church.
Organist to Duke of Buccleuch at Dalkeith, 1871, and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, holding the two appointments simultaneously.
Master of the Choristers at St. Paul's Cathedral, 1874.
Sub-Organist of St. Paul's, 1876.
Prof. of the Organ, Royal College of Music, 1883.
Created Mus.D. by the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1883.
Knighted in 1897, when he directed the musical arrangements at the great Thanksgiving Service, held June 22, on the West steps of St. Paul's Cathedral, in celebration of the sixtieth year of the reign of H.M. Queen Victoria.
Died February 23, 1916. Buried in the Crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Composer of Services, Anthems, Hymns, Carols, Part-songs, Songs, Etc.
Editor and arranger of Church and Organ Music.
Author of The Art of Training Choir Boys."
Editor, with Dr. C. H. Lloyd and others, of the New Cathedral Psalter, also of the New Cathedral Psalter Chant Book (St. Paul's Edition).
Organist of
1888 - 1916
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Mus. Bac.—George Clements Martin, New College. Mus. Doc.,
Cantuar, 1883.
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Logo, Newspaper article DEATH OF NOTED ORGANIST.
Sir George Clement Martin, of St Pauls, Was Once at Dalkeith.
The death occurred in London this morning of Sir George Clement Martin, Mug. Doc. organist of St Paul's Cathedral since 1888.
Deceased was born in 1844, and he was, created Knight in 1897
His compositions, were mainly for the Church.
The famous organist was created a Knight at the time of the Diamond Jubilee, in 1897, as reward from for his eminent services to St Paul's and to music generally. It is curious to remember that, before going to the Cathedral, Sir George, although he was fairly well known, and had already won a capital position in the musical world, was not nearly so popular or so familiar to the average man as many otherworthy organists in the land. His career had not been very public or notable from thepopular point of view. Compared with such great organists as Lemaire, Best, Jude Etc.he had been somewhere in the background.His work had lain principally at the smallvillage of Lambourn. and afterwards at Dalkeith, and, though he had won high praise and renown at both, yet he was hardly the man the average church musician might haveguessed would be appointed to the seat justvacated by the popular and celebrated Sir John Stainer.But the excellent judgement of the Cathedral authorities was soon justified, and, since his going to St Paul's, Sir George has advanced greatly year by year in public estimationas well as in the musical world.
Besides being a Doctor of Music and a F.R.C.O, Sir George was given the M.V.O. as a mark of the esteem in which he was held by the King and Queena.s mark of the which was held by the King and Queen.

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Wednesday 23 February 1916
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Jonathan Martin
Jonathan Martin was born 1715.
Chorister in the Chapel Royal.
Pupil of Thomas Rosingrave.
Sometime Deputy-Organist of St. George's, Hanover Square.
Died in London (of consumption); April 4,1737. Buried in the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey.
Organist of
1736 - 1737
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George Mason
George Mason composed, with John Earsden, "The Ayres that were sung and played at Brougham Castle in Westmoreland, in the King's Entertainment, given by the right honourable the Earl of Cumberland, and his right noble sonne the Lord Clifford."
His name is given as one of the composers in Clifford's Words of Anthems.
Organist of
1612 - 1629
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Samuel Matthews
1769 - 9th Dec 1832
Samuel Matthews was born 1769.
Chorister in Westminster Abbey.
Lay Clerk of Winchester Cathedral.
Died December 9, 1832. Buried in St. Botolph's Churchyard. Cambridge.
Composer of a Service in D. Arranged and published four Anthems from the works of Haydn, Mozart, and others.
Organist of
1821 - 1823
1821 - 1823
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Edward Gilbert Mercer
c.1873 - 18th Dec 1926
Edward Gilbert Mercer was assistant Music Master at Harrow School.
Served with distinction in the Great War
Colonel of tbe Harrow School Corps.
Organist of St. Michael's, Chester Square, London.
1903 - 1904 (Acting)
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Col. E. C. Mercer. Old Boy of the King's School.
Colonel Edward Gilbert Mercer. C.M.G.. music master at Harrow School, was found dead in bed on Sunday morning at his residence, West Hill House, Harrow.
He had played the organ the terminal concert in Speech Room on Saturday might.
He was 53. The son of Mr. E. J. B. Mercer, of Bath, he was sent to the King's School, Gloucester, and went up to Magdalen. College, Oxford, where he took honours in history.
He served in the South African War with the 2nd Battalion the Royal Fusiliers, receiving the Queen's medal with four clasps.
In 1908 he was appointed a master at Harrow by Dr. Joseph Wood, and was particularly occupied in helping Dr. P. C. Buck, the director of Music.
He was both an excellent musician and an excellent teacher, and was regarded with real affection by the boys well by his colleagues, and, indeed, all who knew him.
When the Great War broke out he was over 40 years old, but he served throughout, being promoted to command the Ist London Regiment, the Royal Fusiliers, and being also mentioned in despatches and created C.M.G.
On returning to Harrow he took command the school O.T.C.
He was unmarried.

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William Meredith
? - 5th Jan 1637
William Meredith died January 5. 1637.
On his tombstone in the Cloisters of New College, Oxford, he is described as "Vir Pius et facultate sua peritissimus." The following epitaph also upon him is from Wood's "Hist. et Antiq. Univ. Oxon.":- "Here lyes one blowne out of breath,
Who liv'd a merry life, and dyed a merry death."
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John Merifield
Elected to Worcester Cathedral, November 25, 1734. Commenced duty in March, 1735.
Died 1748. Buried in the North Cloister of the Cathedral.
Organist of
1734 - 1747
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William Middlebrook
- 1756
William Middlebrook was the son of Robert Middlebrook of the city of Lincoln.
Burghersh Chanter in the Cathedral, 1717, and a Chorister, 1719.
Died 1756.
Organist of
1741 - 1756
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Hubert Stanley Middleton
11th May 1890 - 13th Aug 1959
Hubert Stanley Middleton was born at Windsor, May 11, 1890. Student of the Royal Academy of Music.
Scholar at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Organist of Truro Cathedral, 1920. Conductor of Truro and District Choral and Orchestral Society. Composer of Church Music, Organ pieces,
Organist of
1920 - 1926
1926 - 1931
1931 - 1957
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Samuel Mineard

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1773 - 1777

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John Mitchell
1809 - 6th Jan 1892
John Mitchell was born at Eton, 1809.
Chorister, and afterwards Lay Clerk in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and Organist of Eton College. Resigned the latter post on the establishment of a separate Choir and Organist, 1867.
Died at Windsor, January 6, 1892.
Mitchell sang at the Coronations of George IV., William IV., and Queen Victoria, and also at the Jubilee Service in Westminster Abbey, June 21, 1887.
After the latter event Her Majesty the Queen presented him with an engraved portrait of herself as a recognition of his long musical services.
Organist of
1831 - 1867
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Edwin George Monk
13th Dec 1819 - 3rd Jan 1900
Edwin George Monk was born at Frome, December 13, 1819.
Pupil of Henry and George Field, John Hullah, Henry Phillips, and afterwards of Professor Macfarren.
Precentor of St. Columba's College, Navan, Ireland, 1844.
Music Master of St. Peter's College, Radley, 1848.
Moved to Radley 1883
Died January 3, 1900.
Composer of two Odes, Church Music, Part-songs, Editor of the "Anglican Chant Book,"
Compiler of the libretti of two Oratorios set to music by his friend Professor Macfarren.
Author of "A Descriptive Account of the York Minster Organ" (Novello, 1863).
Dr. Monk also devoted considerable attention to the study of Astronomy, and was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Organist of
Midsomer-Norton Parish Church, Frome
Christ Church, Frome
1844
St. Peter's College, Radley, 1848
1859 - 1883
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Logo, Newspaper article OBITUARY. DR. EDWIN GEORGE MONK
Dr. Edwin George Monk. Mus. Doc., F.R.A.S., formerly organist at York Minster, died at his resi dence at Radley Berkshire, on Wednesday last
Age d80 years. Dr. Monk, who was no relation to the musician of the same name associated with "Hymns Ancient and Modern," was a native of Frome, his father being an amateur musician of local note.
After studying piano and organ at Bath with Henry and George Field, he joined Hullah’s singing classes in London.
After holding several appointments as organist, he studied harmony and composition under Sir George Macfarren. Settling in the fifties at Oxford, where he was organist and music master at Radley College, He took his bachelor’s and doctor's degrees, and by 1859 he had attained such eminence in his profession thot he was appointed to succeed Dr. Camidge asorganist and choirmaster of York Minster. This position he held fur 23 years, resigning in 1882. when he was succeeded by the late Dr. Naylor.
Dr. Monk achieved some eminence as a composer of Church music.. He published a service, and several other pieces, and edited "The Anglican Chant Book" and "The Anglican Choral Service Book." was joint editor of "The Anglican Hymn Book," and collaborated with Sir Frederick Ousley in two psalters. He was a very devout Churchman, and never sought popularity, his great aim being that devotion should be the chief end of music in public worship

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Mark James Monk
16th Mar 1858 - 5th May 1929
Mark James Monk was born at Hunmanby, March 16, 1858.
Chorister in York Cathedral, and afterwards pupil of his namesake, Dr. E. G. Monk.
Conductor of the Diocesan Festivals and of various choral bodies.
Retired 1920.
Composer of Church Music, an Elegiac Ode, a Madrigal, pieces for Pianoforte and Organ, Etc.
Organist of
St. John's, Ladywood, Birmingham, 1879
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Parish Church, 1880
Banbury Parish Church, 1883 - 1890
1890 - 1920
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Mark James Monk
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Mus. Bac.—Mark James Monk, New Coll.
Mus. Doc., 1888.
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Charles Harry Moody
22nd Mar 1874 - 10th May 1965
Charles Harry Moody was born at Dennis Park, Stourbridge, March 22, 1874.
Articled pupil of T. Westlake Morgan at Bangor Cathedral.
Successively Acting-Organist of St. Michael's College, Tenbury; Deputy-Organist, afterwards Acting-Organist of Wells Cathedral.
Lecturer in Music at Ripon and Wakefield Diocesan Training College from 1902.
Conductor of the Cathedral Oratorio Choir, the Huddersfield Glee and Madrigal Society, and the Halifax Choral Society.
Composer of Church and other Music.
Organist of
Wigan Parish Church, 1895
Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, 1899
1902 -
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Charles Harry Moody
By J.H. Bayley, Ripon
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THE recent death at the age of 91 of Dr. Charles Harry Moody, who for half a century was organist at Ripon Cathedral. Yorkshire, will bring back nostalgic memories for elderly Coventerians.
In the last year of the 1800's Dr Moody came as organist and choirmaster to Holy Trinity church. at a time when Canon F. M. Beaumont was vicar. When he was not too busy with his church work he gave piano lessons.
After he left Holy Trinity he had a distinguished musical career. By 1954 he had completed 54 years at Ripon, and was then the senior cathedral organist of Great Britain and Ireland .
But even after his retirement this remarkable man kept up his musical interest. Only two years ago his music was played at a Westminster Abbey Service commemorating the 800th anniversary of the founding of Fountains Abbey near Ripon.


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Tom Westlake Morgan
1869 - 1937
Tom Westlake Morgan was born at Congresbury, Somerset, 1869.
Chorister in King's College,Cambridge, and afterwards Pupil-Assistant to Dr. Mann.
Student at the Royal College of Music.
Appointed Examiner to the Welsh Section cf the Incorporated Society of Musicians, 1894.
Music Master of the North Wales Training College, Bangor, 1895-1897.
Collected funds for, and superintended the building of, the large four-manual organ by Hill in Bangor Cathedral, opened in 1897.
Composer and editor of Church Music, Etc.
Organist of
St. Catharine's College
St. George's Church, Paris, 1889
St. John's, Wilton Road, London, 1890
St. David's, Merthyr Tydvil, 1891
1892 - 1906
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Logo, Newspaper article DR WESTLAKE MORGAN.
FEW EMPTY SEATS AT THE HULL CITY HALL
ORGAN RECITAL POPULARITY, was last year that the Hull Corporation Property Committee decided upon what was the courageous policy in view of the meagre support received by most musical events in the city, of arranging for series of organ recitals on the City Hall organ. It was thought that the fine instrument the hall was allowed remain mute for too long. The experiment, while not meeting with the public support it deserved, was not a failure financially for the series of organ recitals given just about paid their way, and it was decided organise similar series of recitals during this season. The first was given on Monday night when the recitalist was that thoroughly sound musician, Dr Westlake Morgan, and, despite the counter attraction of the Monday night opening theatre performances, there were few vacant seats the hall. Dr Morgan's programme was strangely varied. On one band there was all the majesty and dignity of Bach's famous prelude and fugue in B minor, and the other the tricks of The Storm," and the closing sweetness Ketelby's Monastery Garden." - For the former, which it was stated on the programme was a request to which the performer had pleasure acceding, we had the expected black out," with the accompaniment lightning effects, engineered by switch board artist," who made the City Hall lights twinkle. This item was the most popular of the evening, and the audience followed The Storm ' the organ by another " storm ' —of applause, but one could not help regretting that Handel's fine theme the Cuckoo and Nightingale " concerto had been commandeered to lend hand an item which can musically have little to commend it. The recitalist throughout showed himself a thorough master of bis instrument. The technical difficulties of the Prelude and Fugue were overcome with consummate ease, and the pedal work was especially impressive. Other organ items were the overture to Eurvanthe " (Weber), Song of Sorrow" Nevin), Berceuse in D Flat " (Theodore Salome), Offertoire (No. 3), De Ste Cecile " (Jules Grison), The Village Harvest Home (Walter Spinney), and Carillon (Leon Boellman).

Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 13 November 1928
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Thomas Morley
1557 - 1604
Thomas Morley was born about 1557.
Chorister in St. Paul's. Pupil of Bird. Probably for some time Organist of St. Giles', Cripplegate. Resigned the post of Organist of St. Paul's on his appointment as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1592, which he held until 1602.
Died in 1604.
Composer of Church Music (including a Service for the Burial of the Dead), Madrigals, Canzonets, Lessons for the Virginals. Author of "A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke," set down in the forme of a dialogue. Divided into three partes. The first teacheth to sing with all things necessary for the knowledge of prickt song. The second treateth of descante and to sing two parts in one upon a plain song or ground, with other things necessary for a descanter. The third and last part entreateth of composition of three, foure, five, or more parts, with many profitable rules to that effect, with new songs of 2, 3, 4. and 5 parts (London, 1597). This work was dedicated to "the most excellent musician Maister William Birde."
In 1598 Morley was granted a patent for the exclusive right of printing music.
Organist of
1591 - 1592
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Mus. Bac. — Thomas Morley, born 1557, a pupil of Bird. In 1592 he became Gentleman of the Chapel Royal ; in 1598 he obtained a patent for the exclusive right of printing music books. He was a prolific composer of madrigals, church and instrumental music, much of which has been republished in modern times. He occupies an important position in musical history through his Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Music, published in 1597, the first regular treatise on music published in England. This work contains many things relating to ancient notation which are not found in other treatises of his day. Several editions of it have been published, and in the seventeenth century it was translated into German, under the title Musica Practica, by J. C. Trost. Morley died in 1604. Fétis* places him above Bird in merit as a composer, and considers that he had profited much by the study of the works Of Palestrina.
Extract: A short historical account of the degrees in music at Oxford and Cambridge.
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Herbert C. Morris
18th Jun 1873 - 1940
Herbert C. Morris was born at Coventry, June 18, 1873.
Pupil of Frank Spinney, at Leamington ; A. H. Brewer, at Coventry; and Sir Walter Parratt and others, at the Royal College of Music.
Assistant-Organist of Manchester Cathedral.
Composer of Anthems, Services, Etc.
Organist of
Parish Church, Kenilworth
various Churches in London
Boscombe Pavilion
St. Andrew's, Bath, 1896
1896 -
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John Mudd
John Mudd was Organist, Vicar Choral, and Epistoler.
Probably grandfather or some early relative of the Mudd who was Organist of Lincoln Cathedral.
Joint Organist of Peterborough Cathedral with Richard Tiller, 1583 - 1592
In 1629 he was awarded £4 as "benevolence money."
Buried in St. Giles', Cripplegate, London, July 26, 1639.
A Complete Service and four Anthems by him are included in the Ely MS. Collection. An 8vo edition of his Anthem, "
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Organist of
1592 - 1639
Thomas(?) Mudd
Thomas(?) Mudd. Possibly the Thomas Mudde given as one of the composers in Clifford's Words of Anthems.
Great complaints were made to Dean Honywood of his drunkenness, as will be seen from the following extracts from letters, written by the Precentor to the Dean . -—
"14 March, 1662/3.
"Mr. Mudd hath been so debauched these assizes, and hath so abused Mr. Derby that he will hardly bee persuaded to stay to finish his worke unlesse Mudd bee removed.* And I have stuck in the same Mudd too; † for he hath abused mee above hope of Pardon. I wish you would be pleased to send us downe an able and more civill organist."
"16 March, 1662." "Yesterday Mr. Mudd shewed the effects of his last weeke's tipling, for when Mr. Joynes was in the midst of his sermon Mudd fell a-singing aloud, insomuch as Mr. Joynes was compelled to stopp ; all the auditorie gazed and wondered what was the matter, and at length some neere him, stopping his mouth, silenced him, and then Mr. Joynes proceeded: but this con- tinued for the space of neere halfe a quarter of an houre. So that now wee dare trust him no more with our organ, but request you (if you can) to helpe us to another; and with what speed may be."
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1662 - 1663
John Mundy (munday, Or Mundie)
1555 – 29th Jun 1630
John Mundy is said to have succeeded Marbeck as Organist at St. George's Chapel.
Pupil of his father, William Mundy, and for some time Organist of Eton College.
Died 1630. Buried in the Cloisters, St. George's Chapel.
Composer of Church Music, Madrigals, "Songs and Psalms," Etc.
There are several pieces by him in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.
Organist of
c.1575
1585 - 1630
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Mus. Bac.—John Munday, of Christ Church, one of the Organists to Queen Elizabeth, and successor to Marbeck, at Windsor, about 1585.
He was held in "high esteem," both as a theorist and a practical musician.
He published, in 1594, "Songs and Psalms composed into three, four, and five parts, for the use and delight of such as either love or learne musicke." Burney gives a part-song by him, "In deep distresse."
In 1624 he took the degree of Mus. Doc.
Compositions by him are contained in the "Triumphs Of Oriana," Barnard's MS. Collections, Burney's MSS., and the so-called "Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book."
He died 1630.
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Charles Murgatroyd
- 4th Sep 1741
Charles Murgatroyd (or Murgetroyd)
Appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral "cum approbatione
ChoriThe Choir were evidently allowed a voice in the matter of selection of their Organist.
," Organist and
Junior VicarThe title of Junior Vicar was superseded by that of "Lay Clerk."
. On June 26, 1731, it was ordered that "the Organist should play a short Voluntary before the
Second LessonThis curious and unnecessary interpolation was only abolished during the organistship of J. M. W. Young.
." at Lincoln Cathedral.
On March 24, 1733. Murgatroyd was suspended from his post for negligence, and Sameul Wise was ordered to "play for the present in his stead."
Died September 4, 1741
Chants Charles Murgatroyd are contained in Warren's "Chanter's Hand Guide," 1850.
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1715
1721 - 1741
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Samuel Murphy
Samuel Murphy
Appointed a Half Vicar of St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1759 ; Organist ditto, 1769 ;
Stipendiary of Christ Church Cathedral and, in 1766, Master of the Choristers in both Christ Church and St. Patrick's Cathedrals.
Died November 9, 1780.
Organist of
1769 - 1780
1777
Trinity College Chapel, 1775
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When Richard Woodward the younger (who had become organist in 1765 at the age Of about twenty one) died in 1777 Samuel Murphy was elected organist (a position he already held since 1769 at St Patrick's) as well as master of the boys for a second time
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Frank Muspratt
Frank Muspratt was born in London, 1860.
Pupil of Frederick Gunton, Organist of Chester Cathedral. Afterwards Pupil-Assistant to Sir Frederick Bridge at Westminster Abbey.
Organist of
St. Mary's, Ealing, 1882
1885 - 1934
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A meeting of the Monster Section of the Incorporated Society of Musicians was held last evening at the Imperial Hotel. The chair was taken Miss Corbett. The next meeting was fixed for February 10th, 1897, and Mr Frank Muspratt, organist Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, was appointed chairman.

Cork Constitution - Wednesday 16 December 1896
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Mr. Frank Muspratt, F.R.C.0., who was for fifty years (1884-1934) organist of St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, revisited the Cathedral in order to be present at a service at which the Cathedral special choir sang his setting of St. Patrick's Breastplate. The composition was written by him in the year 1902, and won the prize at the Dublin Feis Ceoil. The work, which is in five parts, is for baritone solo and chorus.

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Mr. M. H. Franklin T.C.D.,organist of Strabane Parish Church, has been appointed successor to Mr. Frank Muspratt. F.R.C.0., who has resigned the post of organist and choirmaster of St. Mary's Cathedral. Limerick, after 49 years of devoted service. Mr. Muspratt had the distinction of being appointed lay vicar choral some years ago. There have been only two organists of St. Mary's Cathedral for over the past 90 Years.

Belfast Telegraph - Tuesday 05 June 1934
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William Mutlow
1761 - Jan 1832
William Mutlow was born 1761.

Chorister in Gloucester Cathedral. Succeeded Martin Smith as Organist, Gloucester Cathedral 1782.
First conducted the Festival of the Three Choirs, 1790, and continued as conductor of the Gloucester performances until his death in 1832. Buried in Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters.
His Verse Anthem, "Unto Thee, O Lord," was included in one of Novello's early Catalogues. A Chant by him is to be found in Dr. Beckwith's Collection.
As a boy, MutLow was very fat, and it is related of him that he once fell from the Triforium into the Choir, bouncing like an india-rubber ball, and was not in the least hurt. The truth of this story cannot be vouched for.
The following description in Henry Phillips's "Musical and Personal Recollections during Half-a-Century" is said to apply to Mutlow: "A gentle man of eccentric habits and appearance, very short and fat, an epicure of ordinary stamp, the length of whose arm was as near as possible the measure of his baton." The anecdotes which Phillips relates concerning this "conductor of a celebrated triennial festival" should, like many others to be found in his book, be taken cum grano salis. After describing a scarcely credible practical joke which he alleges that Malibran, Braham, and Loder played upon Mutlow at a morning performance of the Festival, by arranging with the band that not a note should be sounded upon his giving the signal to start a certain piece, he (Phillips) goes on to say: "When this little conductor gave a lesson on the pianoforte it was always in a room next to the kitchen : in the middle of the lesson he would say, ' There, go on ; I can hear ye, I'm only going to baste the air' (hare); so he walked into the kitchen, did what he proposed, came back, and finished the lesson." The Queen's English was a matter sadly disregarded by this gentleman : when going out he would call to the servant, " Hann, where 's my at?" He was, however, a kind, good-tempered soul, took all that happened in the best part, and when the Festival had terminated said— "Some very droll things have occurred this week ; but never mind, come and dine with me, and we'll enjoy the haunch of venison, and drink success to the next Festival in some of the finest port in England."

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1782 - 1832
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James Nares
19th Apr 1715 - 10th Feb 1783
James Nares was the brother of Sir George Nares, (Justice of Common Pleas.)
James was born at Stanwell, 1715.
Chorister in the Chapel Royal. Pupil of Dr. Pepusch.
Assistant-Organist of St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Organist of York Minster in succession to Edward Salisbury. Resigned at York and was appointed Organist. Master of the Children, and Composer of the Chapel Royal.
Died in London, February 10, 1783. Buried in St. Margaret's, Westminster.
Composer of an Ode, Church Music, Organ pieces, Harpsichord Lessons, Glees, Etc.
Author of two treatises on Singing and one on the Harpsichord or Organ.
Arranger of Six Choruses.of Handel for the Organ or Harpsichord
He was an excellent trainer of bovs' voices, and some of his Anthems are said to have been written to display the fine voices of his young pupils.
interesting anecdote by J. S. Bumpus concerning Nares :—
On the resignation of Edward Salisbury in 1734, Nares was chosen to succeed him as Organist of York Minster, being then only nineteen. It is related, on undoubted authority, that when the old musician first saw his intended successor, he said rather angrily : "What! is that child to succeed me ?" which being mentioned to the organist-elect, he took an early opportunity, on a difficult service being appointed, to play it throughout half a note below the pitch, which brought it into a very remote key, and went through it without the slightest error. Being asked why he did so, he said that "he only wished to show Mr. Salisbury what a child could do."

Organist of
1734 - 1756
1756 - 1783
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In James-ftreet, Buckingham-gate, Dr. James Nares (brother to Mr. Juftice Nares) one of the Organifts and Compofers the King.

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John Naylor
John Naylor was born at Stanningley, June 8, 1838.
Chorister in Leeds Parish Church, and afterwards Assistant-Organist there.
Resigned at York, owing to ill-health, 1897. Died May 15, 1897, during a voyage to Australia and was buried at sea.
Composer of Church Cantatas, Services, Anthems, Part-songs,
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St. Mary's, Scarborough, 1856
All Saints', Scarborough, 1873
1883 - 1897

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Mus. Bac.—John Naylor, Magd. Hall. Mus. Doc., 1872.
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Richard Nicholson
Richard Nicholson was Instructor of the Choristers, and probably also Organist of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Afterwards became the first University Professor of Music (or rather Choragus) under the endowment of Dr. William Heather.
Died 1639.
Composer of Madrigals, Etc. Contributor to "The Triumphs of Oriana."
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Mus. Bac.—Richard Nicholson, of Magdalen College.
He afterwards became the first choragus under Dr. Heather's endowment.
He was the composer Of several madrigals, some of which are in the "Triumphs of Oriana."
He died 1639
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Sydney Hugo Nicholson
9th Feb 1875 - 30th May 1947
Sydney Hugo Nicholson was born in London, February 9, 1875.
Student of the Royal College of Music under Sir Walter Parratt and others.
Composer of a Choral Ballad "Ivry," a female-voice Cantata, "The Luck of Edenhall," " British Songs for British Boys," a Service in D flat, and other Church Music, Etc.
President of the Church Music Society. Lecturer, Etc.
Organist of
Barnet Parish Church, 1898 1904 - 1908
1909 - 1919
1919 -
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"Children of the Chapel,” an opera for boys’ voices written by Sir Sydney Nicholson. Bom in 1875, Sydney Hugo Nicholson was educated at Rugby and later at Oxford. A doctor of music, he has devoted himself especially to the improvement of church music and to this end founded in 1928 St. Nicholas College, Chislehurst, of which he is the Warden. Sir Sydney was knighted in 1938 and has written a good deal of church music.

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Sir Sydney Hugo Nicholson, founder of the Royal School of Church Music and one the most notable figures in the world of Church music, died at Ashford. Kent, yesterday, aged 72. Sir Sydney was organist at Westminster Abbey for nine years.

Nottingham Journal
Saturday 31 May 1947
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Thomas Tertius Noble
5th May 1867 - 4th May 1953
Thomas Tertius Noble was born at Bath, May 5, 1867.
Organist, at the age of fourteen, of All Saints', Colchester, 1881.
Pupil of Edwin Nunn, and afterwards student of the Royal College of Music, 1885.
Assistant-Organist of Trinity College,Cambridge.
Resigned the appointment at York, and went to America, 1913. Where he was organist at St Thomas Episcopal Church, Fifth Avenue New York
Composer of Church Music, Organ pieces, Songs, Comic Operas, Incidental Music to Cambridge "Plays," Etc.
Organist of
All Saints', Colchester, 1881.
St. John's, Wilton Road, London, 1889
1892 - 1898
1898 - 1913
St Thomas Episcopal Church 1913 — 1943
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Mr. T. Tertius Noble. who was for 15 years organist at York Minster, before taking up his Present post of organist at St Thomas Episcopal Church, Fifth Avenue New York, has visited York for the second time since he left the city. The amount Of work he did for the development of the taste for high-class music during his residence in York Is held in high esteem by the citizens, and the warm and hearty welcome they have accorded to him proves That absence has not lessened hid popularity among them.
On Saturday evening Mr Noble gave an organ recital in the Minster.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Monday 26 July 1920
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Thomas Norris
1741 - 3rd Sep 1790
Thomas Norris was born at Mere, Wilts, 1741.
Chorister in Salisbury Cathedral. Organist of St. John's College, Oxford, 1765. Lay Clerk of Christ Church, 1767 ;
Lay Clerk
Unfortunately the Quire of Magdalen College had not often the opportunity of admiring his excellence. When admitted as a Clerk, he was mildly desired by the President, Dr. Horne, to attend at the chapel occasionally. This he understood so literally, as to make his appearance only once a quarter, on the days that the Clerks received their salary. On these rare occasions a servant in livery preceded htm with his surplice and hood.—(Magdalen Registers, Bloxam.)
of Magdalen College, 1771.
He possessed a fine tenor voice, and sang at several of the leading Musical Festivals.
Died at Himley Hall, Staffordshire, September 3, 1790, it is said, through over-exertion at the Birmingham Festival. Buried at Himley.
Composer of Anthems, Instrumental Symphonies, Glees, Etc. As a chorister "Master Norris" sang at the Worcester Festival of 1761. He afterwards became, as a tenor, one of the chief supports of the Festivals of the Three Choirs. Unfortunately, however, an early love disappointment caused him to give way to intemperate habits, and it is said that at the Musical Festival of 1789 in Westminster Abbey he was quite unable to hold the book from which he was singing.

The following is his inscription in Himley Churchyard : "In memory of Mr. Thomas Norris, Bachelor of Music, who came to Himley Hall for the benefit of his health, and breathed his last there on the 3rd of Sept., 1790, aged 50."
"Though human efforts were too weak to save,
The tear of friendship has bedewed his grave;
That tear, by nature to his memory shed,
Honours alike the living and the dead."

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1776 - 1790
Thomas Norris Thomas Norris
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On Friday Morning, the third Inftant died, at Himley, the Seat of Lord Vifconnt Dudley and Ward, Mr. Thomas Norris, Bac. Muf. Orgnnift ofChrift Church, and St. John’s College, in this Univerfity; a Gentleman whofe Vocal Talents had long rendered him confpicuous in the Mafical World; and whofe Tafte as well as Ability as a Compofer, had been jufly admired,
Mr. Norris had fuffered under a lingering Decline for fome Years; and being engaged in conducting the late Mufical Performances atBirmingham, was there taken exceeding ill, and Lord Dudley, who from Mr. Norris’s early Years had maniefteda Friendfhip for him, kindly invited Mr. N, to Himley, in hopes that Change of Air might have ccntributed towards his Recovery.

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Edmund Olive
1760 - 18th Nov 1824
Edmund Olive Died at Warrington, November 18, 1824.
Compiler of "Sixteen Psalm tunes, adapted for three voices."
During his appointment at Bangor, Olive was allowed £4 a year extra for keeping the organ in tune.
Organist of
1784 - 1793
Parish Church St Elphin's Church
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On Thursday week, aged 64, Mr. Edmund Olive, professor of music Warrington, and for more than 31 years organist of the Parish Church there.

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John Oker
1590 - 1663
John Oker (or Okeover) was Vicar, Organist, and Master of the Choristers at Wells Cathedral. Organist of Gloucester Cathedral, 1640. Reappointed at Wells, 1660.
The MS. Bass part-book formerly belonging to the late J. S. Bumpus, contains an Anthem by John Oker—"God shall send forth His mercy and truth." His name also occurs as a composer in Barnard's MS. Collection. Some pieces for Viols by him are included in the Add MSS., British Museum.
Organist of
1640 - 1644?
1619/20 - 1640 & 1660 - 1663
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Mus. Bac.—John Okeover, of New College, Organist and Vicar Choral of Wells Cathedral.
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Edward Orme
c1716 - 25th Mar 1777
Edward Orme, Originator of the Chester Musical Festivals. and promoter of several important concerts there.
A prominent Freemason. Deputy-Herald of the city. He also served as Sheriff.
As one of talented family of painters he was often in request for painting armorial bearings.
Died March 25, 1777, aged 61.
Buried in Chester Cathedral.
Compiler of a Collection of Anthems for use in Chester Cathedral.
Organist of
1765 - 1776
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Thomas Ottey
Thomas Ottey Vicar, Precentor, and Organist of St. Asaph Cathedral
Died March 19, 1670.
Organist of
1669 - 1670
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Frederick Ouseley
12th Aug 1825 – 6th Apr 1889
During the vacancy, lasting some months, between the resignation of Marshall and the appointment of Corfe, at Christ Church, Oxford Sir Frederick Ouseley omciated as Organist gratuitously. He was then an undergraduate of Christ Church.
Organist of
1846
Sir Frederick Ouseley Sir Frederick Ouseley
Sir Frederick Ouseley

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Mus. Bac.—Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, Bart., Christ Church. Born 1825, the son of the Right Hon. Sir Gore Ouseley, Bart., Ambassador to the Courts of Persia and St. Petersburg. His skill in music developed very early, and at eight years old he composed an opera, "L'lsola disabitata."
He graduated B.A., 1846; M.A., 1849; Mus. Bac., 1850; Mus. Doc., 1854, in which year he succeeded Sir H. Bishop as Professor of Music, and was ordained and appointed Precentor of Hereford Cathedral. In 1856 he became Vicar of St. Michael's, Tenbury, and Warden of St. Michael's College for the education of boys in music and general knowledge, an establishment which he founded and maintained.
He took a high rank as a performer on the organ and piano, and his extempore fugal playing was unsurpassed in England.
Aa Professor Of Music he introduced many reforms and improvements in the degree system, and raised the standard of the requirements, adopting, amongst other things, the preliminary examination in general knowledge which had been originated by Sir Robert Stewart at Dublin.
He died in 1889.
His compositions consist of upwards of seventy anthems, many services, organ music, glees and part-songs, solo songs, and two string quartets and two oratorios. He also published standard works on harmony, canon and fugue, and form and general composition.

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Edwin Charles Owston
1855

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Teacher of singing. Formerly Deputy Choirmaster and Assistant Organist, Lincoln Cathedral. Pianoforte, Organ and theory also taught. Terms at 21 Archibald Place. Edinburgh

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At the Parish Church, Berwick, on the 29th ult., by the Vicar, the Rev. Canon Baldwin, Edwin Charles Owston, organist of the Parish Church, to Ann Gibbinson Thompson, Tweedmouth.

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Tuesday 05 January 1892
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James Paddon
1768 - 14th Jun 1835
James Paddon was born at Exeter about 1768.
Chorister in Exeter Cathedral. Pupil of William Jackson.
Died 1835. Buried in the South Aisle of Exeter Cathedral Nave.
Composer of Church Music. Editor of Jackson's Cathedral Music.
Organist of
1804 - 1835
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Sunday, at his residence in Southernhay, aged 67, Jas. Paddon, Esq. Sub-chanter, and Organist of the Exeter Cathedral.
Mr. Paddon succeeded the late Organist and celebrated Composer, William Jackson, Esq., with whom he was a favotite pupil, in I803: consequently he has presided over the Cathedral Choir for the space of 32 years, and it has fallen to the lot few men to have acquired greater honour for themselves, or to have seen the reputation of the Choirs committed to their charge more firmly established, than has been the case with Mr. Paddon. His connexion with the Cathedral Choir, however, extends far beyond this, as it is believed he entered the Cathedral as a Chorister, when not above 7 years old, and therefore has been attached to this establishment for a period of threescore years.

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Clement Charlton Palmer
26th Apr 1871 - 13th Aug 1944
Clement Charlton Palmer was born at Barton-under-Needwood, Staffs, April 26, 1871.
A student of the Derby Schoöl of Music.
Assistant-Organist of Licbfield Cathedral, 1890-1897.
Conductor of the Canterbury Cathedral Musical Society. Composer of a Ballad, "Casabi anca," for chorus and orchestra, Church Music, Organ pieces, Etc.
Organist of
St. Leonard's, Wichnor, 1887
St. Andrew's, Pau, France, 1888
Holy Trinity Burton-on-Trent, 1891
Ludlow Parish Church, 1897
1908 - 1936
Clement Charlton Palmer Clement Charlton Palmer
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Mus. Bac. Clement Charlton Palmer Non-Col
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DEATH OF DR. C. CHARLTON PALMER
Many in the village and surrounding neighbourhood will hear with regret ol the death of Clement Charlton Palmer. Mus. Doc., who has passed away at Canterbury at the age of 73 years. He was organist at Holy Trinity Church. Burton-on-Trent. afterwards at Ludlow Parish Church, and eventually was appointed toCanterbury Cathedral, which position he retained from 1908 to 1936. He was conductor to the Ludlow. Leominster, and Canterbury choral societies, and was the composer of organ music. He occasionally visited Barton, his native village, and renewed acquaintance with the old church, and invariably gave a word of advice to the choristers.

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CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL ORGANIST FOR 25 YEARS
It is with regret we announce the death in his sleep during Sunday morning, of Dr, Clement Charlton Palmer, of Old Dover Road, Canterbury. Dr. Palmer, who was 73, and had been in failing health for some two years, was from 1908 until his retirement in 1936 organist and Master of the Choristers at Canterbury Cathedral. During that time he played at the enthronement of Archbishop Lang and at the installations the various Deans. His father was a medical practitioner at Barton-under-Needwood, and Dr. Charlton Palmer was the second son in a family of seven sons and three daughters. Educated at Repton, he was first organist at St. Leonard's. Windsor, and at St. Andrew's, Pau. before becoming assistant organist at Lichfield Cathedral and at Holy Trinity, Burton-on-Trent. from 1890 to 1897. Then until he came to Canterbury, he was at the Parish Church, Ludlow. He became F.R.C.O. in 1886 and Mus. Doc. (Oxon.) in 1896. He was at various times conductor of the Ludlow, Presteign and Leominster Choral Societies and of the Canterbury Cathedral Musical Society. On one occasion he helped to bring the famous Leeds Choral Society to Canterbury Cathedral and conducted the performance. He gave numerous organ recitals at the Cathedral and in various parts of Kent and broadcast on several occasions. He was keenly interested in the musical side of the pre-war Festivals of the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral and was himself a composer and arranger Church music. He was an acknowledged expert in the theory of music and had the gift of imparting that knowledge to his pupils. Dr Palmer will be long remembered by the boys the Choristers’ School for the deep interest which he took in their training and welfare, and long after his retirement he kept in close touch with many of his old pupils. A strong and attractive personality, he had a keen sense of humour, and his kindly qualities endeared him to all who had the privilege of his acquaintance. Much sympathy will be felt for the sister. Miss Palmer (with whom he resided for many years) and his other relatives.

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Walter Parratt
Walter Parratt was born at Huddersfield, February 10, 1841. Pupil of his father, Thomas Parratt (Organist of Huddersfield Parish Church), and George Cooper.
Conductor of the Windsor and Eton Madrigal Society, 1882.
Sometime Conductor of the Windsor and Eton Choral Society.
Founder and Conductor of the Windsor and Eton Orchestral Society.
Professor of the Organ at the Royal College of Music, 1883.
Knighted 1892.
Master of the Music to Her Majesty the Queen, 1893.
Professor of Music in the University of Oxford, 1908-1918.
Knight Commander of the Victorian Order, 1921.
Composer of Music to "Agamemnon," "Story of Orestes," "Elegy to Patroclus," Church Music,
Organ pieces, Songs, Pianoforte pieces, Etc. Lecturer and Writer on Music.
Organist of
Armitage Bridge Church, 1852
St. Paul's, Huddersfield, 1854
Witley Court (Private Organist to Earl Dudley), 1861
Wigan Parish Church, 1868
1872 - 1882
1882 - 1924
Walter Parratt Walter Parratt
Sir Walter Parratt

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Mus. Bac. - Walter Parratt, Magd. Coll. Knighted 1892
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Robert Parry
Robert Parry
Two very florid Double Chants by Parry, in E flat and F, are in a Collection edited by George Cleland,
Organist of
1774 - 1781
1781 - 1792
St. Mary's (Episcopal) Chapel, Bath, 1823
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John Parsons
1563 - Jul 1623
John Parsons
Organist of
Previously one of the Parish Clerks and Organist of St. Margaret's, Westminster.
His salary at Westminster Abbey was £16 per annum as Organist, and £36 13s. 4d. for "teaching and finding the children."
Died July, 1623. Buried in the Abbey Cloisters.
A Burial Service by him is included in Ed. Lowe's "Review" of his "Short Directions for the performance of the Cathedral Service."
Camden's "Remaines concerning Britain" (1657) contains the following epitaph upon Parsons* :—
Death passing by and hearing Parsons play Stood much amazed at his depth of skill, And said, "This artist must with me away," For death bereaves us of the better still ; But let the quire, while he keeps time, sing on, For Parsons rests, his service being done.
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Allan Paterson
3rd Aug 1865
Allan Paterson was born August 3, 1865.
Assistant-Organist of Hereford Cathedral, 1884 ;
Organist of
1889 - 1893
Priory Church, Malvern, 1893
Govan Parish Church, 1895
St. Paul's Church, Cannes, 1898-1899.
St. Paul's, Greenock
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On Monday night an organ and vocal recital was given in St Pauls Church. Mr Allan Paterson, Mus. Bac., F.R.C.0., choirmastor, gave the organ recital, which, with the fine power of the instrument and the accomplished playing of the executant, was most enjoyable. Mr Paterson opened with the striking Toccata and Fugue (D minor) by Bach, an example of one the great master’s most dramatic moods. Then followed Dvorak’s Largo ("From the New World symphony"), Suite Gothique (Boellmann), Sonata No. 6 (Mendelssohn), in which the old German Chorale, "Vater unser im Himmelrich," provides the theme for four beautiful variations and a short fugue, concluding peacefully in soft andante. The programme was concluded with a fine rendermg of Guilmant's "Cantilene and Grand Choeur Triompbal".

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Nathaniel Patrick
- Mar 1595
Nathaniel Patrick
Member of an old Worcester family, and possibly a son of Giles Patrick, a Worcester doctor.
Buried March 23, 1595.
His Will is given in Sir Ivor Atkins's book. Composer of Church Music and "Songs of Sundrie Natures." Entered at Stationers' Hall as printed by Este in 1597. His Service in G minor, for many years attributed, in a much altered form, to Richard Patrick, has in recent years been revised and published in 8vo size by Messrs. Novello.
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1590 - 1595
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Dodd Perkins
1750 - 9th Apr 1820
Dodd Perkins Studied the organ under
Dr. HayesThe Gentleman's Magazine, 1820
, of Oxford.
composer of Songs, Glees Etc. Two chants by him are contained in Dr. Beckwith's Collection. Died April 9 1820. Buried in the "Palm Churchyard"e.
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William Perkins
c.1784 - 11th Nov 1860
William Perkins was the son of the Dodd Perkins.
He wrote a Double Chant in E, traditionally known at Wells as "
Malibran's
Maria Felicia Malibran
24 Mar 1808 – 23 Sept 1836
Spanish singer who commonly sang both contralto and soprano parts,
Chant," from the circumstance of that great singer joining in it at Wells Cathedral, August 22, 1830.
Died November 11, 1860. Buried by the side of his father.
Two Anthems by him, "I cried unto the Lord" and "O Lord, our Governour," are in the Cathedral books.
Organist of
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Nov. 11, Horsington, near Wells, William Perkins, Esq., aged 76.
Deceased was for many years in the Commission of the Peace for Wells, and several times filled the civic chair.
He was formerly the organist and vicarchoral of Wells Cathedral.

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Wednesday 21 November 1860
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Harry Crane Perrin
19th Aug 1865 – 6th Nov 1953
Harry Crane Perrin was born at Wellingborough, 1865.
Pupil of Sir Robert Stewart.
Conductor of Lowestoft Choral Society.
Conductor of Coventry Musical Society.
Choir Inspector and Conductor to Church Choral Association for the Archdeaconry of Coventry.
Master of the Choristers, Canterbury Cathedral, 1898. Resigned 1908, on his appointment as Professor of Music to the McGill University, Montreal.
Composer of Church Music, Songs, Pianoforte Music, Etc.
Organist of
1886
St. John's, Lowestoft, 1888
St. Michael's, Coventry, 1892
1898 - 1908
Harry Crane Perrin Harry Crane Perrin
Harry Crane Perrin
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Dr. Harry Crane Perrin, organist, of Canterbury Cathedral, was presented to his Majesty at the Levee yesterday week by Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal. G.C.M.G., on his appointment to the position of Professor of Music in the McGill University, and Director or the Conservatoire of Music, Montreal.

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Robert Perrot
Robert Perrot
Instructor of the Choristers Magdalen College, Oxford. (Resigned in 1539.)
A descendant of an ancient Pembrokeshire family.
Born at Hackness, Yorks.
Was Instructor of the Choristers, 1510-1535.
According to Wood's "Fasti" he supplicated in 1515 for the degree of Mus.D., and the request was to be granted on the condition that he composed a Mass and one Song. Whether he actually obtained the degree is not recorded.
At one time he was Principal of Trinity Hall, and in 1534 Receiver-General of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham.
He died in 1550 and was buried in St. Peter's Church.
Organist of
1510 - 1539
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Mus. Dr Robert Porret, or Perrot, B.A., Organist of Magd. Coll., who was already a Mus. Bac. of Cambridge, supplicated, and his request was granted on condition of his composing a Mass and one song.
He was of an ancient and knightly family of Haroldston, near Haverfordwest, but was born at Hackness, in Yorkshire.
In 1519 he was Instructor Choristarum of Magdalen.
In 1534 he was appointed Receiver-General of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham, and at one time he was Principal of Trinity Hall, a religious house at Oxford.
Died 1550.
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Arthur Phillips
1605 - 27th Mar 1695
Arthur Phillips was born 1605.
Clerk of New College, Oxford, 1622.
Oxford University Choragus. 1639.
During the Rebellion he went abroad, and was Organist to Queen Henrietta Maria.
He subsequently returned to England, where it is supposed that he died.
Composer of "The Requiem" or, "Liberty of an Imprisoned Royalist," "The Resurrection," Etc.
Organist of
1638 - 1639
1639
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Robert Pickhaver In 1665 "he received £4 9s. 6d. in payment for an instrument of inusic called 'le harpselen ' (the harpsichord ?)"—(Kirby's "Annals of Winchester College.")
Died 1678.
Two Anthems by him, "Consider and hear me" and "Sing unto the Lord," are included in the MS. Organ book formerly in the possession of J. S. Bumpus
Organist of
1662 - 1663
1665 - 1678
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Francis Pigott
1665 - 15th May 1704
Francis Pigott According to Dr. Clerk's MS. he appears to have offered his service at St. John's College in Dr. Rogers's place for £40 per annum, and the reversion of £20 more after the decease of Dr. Rogers.
Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, 1695.
Died May 15, 1704.
Composer of Church Music, Airs for the Harpsichord, Etc.
Organist of
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1685/6 -1687
1688 - 1704
1697 - 1704

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Francis Pigott (jnr)
Francis Pigott (jnr) Probably grandson of Francis Pigott (Senr.), and son of J. Pigott. The year of his appointment to St. George's Chapel is not known.
Organist of
1733 - 1756
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