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Adams, Thomas (1857-1918)

Biography of Thomas Adams

Adams, Thomas. Pupil of Sir Frederick Bridge. Organist of Halstead Parish Church; St. Alban-the-Martyr, Holborn, London, 1888-1918. Taught at Bishop Stortford Grammar School. Composed choral and organ music. b. Harlow, England, Nov. 21st, 1857; d. Islington, London, Nov. 4th, 1918.

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Marche Solennelle in E minor
Title: Marche Solennelle in E minor
Composer: Thomas Adams
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Pages: 5
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0119-1
Published: 05-Apr-2002Add to basket
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Best, William Thomas (1826-1897)

Biography of W. T. Best

W. T. Best

Best, William Thomas. Studied at Carlisle Cathedral under John Norman and Abraham Young. Organist of the Pembroke Road Chapel, Liverpool, 1840-55; the Church for the Blind, Liverpool, 1847; the Royal Panopticon, Leicester Square, London, 1853-54; Lincoln’s Inn Chapel, 1854; St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, 1855; St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, 1855-94; Wallasey Parish Church, Birkenhead, 1860-63; Holy Trinity, Liverpool, 1863; West Derby Parish Church, 1879. Engaged in 1871 to give recitals at the Royal Albert Hall (stayed for only a short time). Solo Organist at the Handel festival at the Crystal Palace. Opened the organ in Sydney Town Hall, 1890. Was one of the greatest English Organists of his time. Received a Civil List pension of £100 per annum. Composed church services, anthems, organ pieces, &c. b. Carlisle, England, Aug. 13th, 1826; d. Liverpool, May 10th, 1897 (buried in Childwell Churchyard).

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Six Pieces for Church Use Vol. 5 (1: Wedding march; 2: Allegro giocoso in G; 3: Andante con moto in A; 4: Prelude on the Hynn “Stabat Mater” in D minor; 5: Funeral March in F sharp minor; 6: Adagio elegiaco in E minor)
Title: Six Pieces for Church Use Vol. 5
Composer: W. T. Best
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Pages: 26
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0405-5
Published: 16-Jan-2006Add to basket
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Callaerts, Joseph Jacques (1830-1901)

Biography of Joseph Callaerts

Callaerts, Joseph Jacques. Chorister at Antwerp Cathedral; studied at the Brussels Conservatory under Nicolaus Jacques Lemmens, receiving first prize, 1856. Organist of the Jesuit College, 1851-56; Antwerp Cathedral, 1855-. Professor at the Royal Conservatory, Brussels. Composed a symphony, a comic opera, organ music, cantatas, church music, &c. b. Antwerp, Belgium, Aug. 22nd, 1830; d. there, Mar. 3rd, 1901.

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Marche Funèbre
Title: Marche Funèbre (Op. 29/3)
Composer: Joseph Callaerts
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Pages: 8
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EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0440-6
Published: 04-Oct-2004Add to basket
(Op. 29/3)
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Chauvet, Charles Alexis (1837-1871)

Biography of A. Chauvet

Chauvet, Charles Alexis. Studied at the Paris Conservatory, 1850-60, under François Benoist (organ) and Ambrose Thomas (composition). Organist of St. Thomas-d’Aquin’s; St. Bernard’s-de-la-Chapelle, 1863; St. Merry’s, 1866; St. Trìnité’s, Paris, 1869-1871. Renowned for his organ improvisations. Composed organ and piano pieces. b. Marnes, near Paris, France, June 7th, 1837; d. Argentan, Jan. 28th, 1871.

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Funeral Prelude BE01226 In preparation
Duncan, William Edmondstoune (1866-1920)

Biography of Edmondstoune Duncan

Duncan, William Edmondstoune. A.R.C.O. (1882). Studied at the Royal College of Music, London, under Sir Hubert H. Parry, Sir Charles V. Stanford, Sir George Martin and E. Pauer; pupil of Sir G. A. Macfarren. Music critic in London; professor at the Oldham College of Music. Composed choral and orchestral music, a mass, an opera, songs, part-songs, &c. Wrote about music. b. Sale, Cheshire, England, Apr. 22nd, 1866; d. there, June 26th, 1920.

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Solemn March in C BE01165 In preparation
Edwards Dr Albert Henry (1869-1944)

Biography of Dr Albert H. Edwards

Edwards, Dr Albert Henry. Mus.D. (T.C.D.), Mus.B., (Oxon), F.R.C.O. Studied at Rochester Cathedral; Trinity College London; pupil of John Hopkins. Organist of St. George’s, Barrow-in-Furness, 1891; St. Mary’s, Brecon, Wales, 1894; Christ Church, Doncaster, England, 1896; St. Mary Magdalene’s, Bradford, 1899; St. Mary’s, West Kensington, London, 1911; Holy Trinity, Richmond, 1915-. b. Chelmsford, England, 1869; d. Baron’s Court, London, Nov. 13th, 1944.

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Solemn March BE01237 In preparation
Foster, Myles Birket (1851-1922)

Biography of Myles B. Foster

Foster, Myles Birket. F.R.C.O. (1875), A.P.S. (1880), A.R.A.M., F.R.A.M. (1895). Pupil of Hamilton Clarke; studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, under Sir Arthur Sullivan, Dr Ebenezer Prout and Westlake. Organist of the St. James’, Marylebone, London, 1873-74; St. George’s, Campden Hill, Kensington, London, 1875-79; the Foundling Hospital, London, 1880-92; St. Alban-the-Martyr’s, Holborn, London. Composed a symphony, anthems, services, cantatas, songs, &c. b. St. John’s Wood, London, England, Nov. 29th, 1851; d. Bedford Park, Acton, London, Dec. 18th, 1922.

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Solemn March in D minor
Title: Solemn March in D minor
Composer: Myles B. Foster
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Pages: 8
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EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0880-0
Published: 10-Jun-2014Add to basket
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Gaul, Harvey Bartlett (1881-1945)

Biography of Harvey B. Gaul

Gaul, Harvey Bartlett. Pupil of George F. Lejeune (organ); studied in New York with Dudley Buck; London with Dr Philip Armes and A. R. Gaul; at the Paris Conservatory under Alexandre Guilmant; the Schola Cantorum, Paris, under Charles Marie Widor and Vincent d’Indy. Assistant organist of St. John’s Chapel, New York City, 1898; organist of St. Luke’s Chapel, Paris, France; the Emmanuel Church, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., 1900-08; the Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1910-45. Taught at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Composed organ pieces, cantatas, songs, part-songs, anthems, &c. Wrote criticism for Pittsburgh newspapers. b. Astoria, New York, U.S.A., Apr. 11th, 1881; d. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dec. 1st, 1945.

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Chant for Dead Heroes BE01310 In preparation
Grey, Charles John (1849-1923)

Biography of Charles John Grey

Grey, Charles John. Taught at the London College of Music. b. Diss, Norfolk, England, 1849; d. Bexley, Kent, 1923.

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Sonata in A (1: Introduction; 2: Marche Funèbre; 3: Finale)
Title: Sonata in A
Composer: C. J. Grey
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Pages: 15
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0245-7
Published: 17-Mar-2003Add to basket
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Guilmant, Félix Alexandre (1837-1911)

Biography of Alexandre Guilmant

Alexandre Guilmant

Guilmant, Félix Alexandre. Legion of Honour, 1896. Pupil of his father; and Nicolaus Jacques Lemmens. Assistant organist at St. Nicholas’, Boulogne, 1849; organist of St. Joseph’s, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1853; St. Nicholas’, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857; St. Sulpice’s, Paris, 1863; Notre-Dame, Paris, 1868; La Trinité, Paris, 1871-1901. Toured the U.S.A., 1893 and 1897; Europe, 1897-98, 1904-05. Professor of organ at the Paris Conservatory, 1896. Son of Jean Baptiste Guilmant. b. Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, Mar. 12th, 1837; d. Meudon, Mar. 30th, 1911.

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Marche Funèbre et Chant Séraphique
Title: Marche Funèbre et Chant Séraphique (Op. 17/3)
Composer: Alexandre Guilmant
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Pages: 16
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EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0453-6
Published: 15-Feb-2006Add to basket
(Op. 17/3)
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Hollins, Alfred (1865-1942)

Biography of Alfred Hollins

Alfred Hollins

Hollins, Alfred. Hon.Mus.D. (Edinburgh, 1922); Hon.F.R.C.O. Blind organist. Studied at the Wilberforce Institution, York, under William Barnby, 1874-77; the Royal Normal College for the Blind, Upper Norwood, London, under F. J. Campbell, Fritz Hartvigson (piano), and Dr Edward J. Hopkins (organ), 1878; in Berlin under Hans von Bülow who described him as one “of those rare and true musicians among pianoforte virtuosi”, 1885. Organist of St. John’s, Redhill, London, 1884-88; the People’s Palace, London, 1888-; St. Andrew’s (Presbyterian), Upper Norwood, London, 1888-97; St. George’s (United Free), Edinburgh, Scotland, 1897-1942. Professor of piano and organ at the Royal Normal College for the Blind, Upper Norwood, London, 1888. Was responsible for the specifications of the organ in Johannesburg Town Hall, built by Norman & Beard (giving opening recital, 1916), and Caird Hall, Dundee, built by Harrison & Harrison; also organs in Belfast and Edinburgh. Played the Beethoven Pianoforte Concerto in E-flat under Manns at the Crystal Palace; before Queen Victoria at Windsor, 1882; toured the United States, 1885, 1888; played a series of recitals at Sydney Town Hall in 1904; toured New Zealand, 1904; South Africa, 1907, 1909; U.S.A., 1926. Composed organ music, songs, anthems, piano music, &c. b. Hull, England, Sep. 11th, 1865; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, May 17th, 1942.

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Funeral March in G minor
Title: Funeral March in G minor
Composer: Alfred Hollins
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Pages: 5
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0891-6
Published: 26-Feb-2013Add to basket
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King, Oliver Arthur (1855-1923)

Biography of Oliver A. King

King, Oliver Arthur. Chorister at St. Andrew’s, Wells Street, London; studied at the Leipzig Conservatory, under Ernst Friedrich E. Richter, Dr Karl Reinecke and Paul, 1874-77; pupil of Sir J. Barnby and W. H. Holmes (piano). Assistant organist of St. Anne’s, Soho, London. Precentor of St. Marylebone Paris Church, London, 1883-86; professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music, London, 1893-; concert pianist. Composed cantatas, anthems, services, part-songs; orchestral, church and piano music; &c. b. Islington, London, England, 1855; d. Hammersmith, London, Aug. 23rd, 1923.

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Suite (1: Ritornello; 2: Andante; 3: March Funèbre; 4: Pavan)
Title: Suite (Op. 109)
Composer: Oliver A. King
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Pages: 22
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0138-2
Published: 10-Oct-2002Add to basket
(Op. 109)
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Lemare, Edwin Henry (1865-1934)

Biography of Edwin H. Lemare

Edwin H. Lemare

Lemare, Edwin Henry. A.R.A.M., F.R.A.M., F.R.C.O. (1886). Pupil of his father; won a Goss Scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music, London, 1876; studied there under Sir G. A. Macfarren, Walter Macfarren, Dr Charles Steggall and Dr Edmund H. Turpin. Organist of St. Mary’s, Brookfield, Highgate, London; St. John-the-Evangelist’s, Brownswood Park, London, 1882; St. Andrew’s, Cardiff, Wales; the Park Hall, Cardiff; Sheffield Parish Church, England, 1886; the Albert Hall, Sheffield, 1886; Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, London, 1892-95; St. Margaret’s, Westminster, London, 1897-1902; the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 1902-05; at the Pan-America Exposition, San Francisco, 1915; San Francisco City Organist, 1917-20; Portland, Maine, 1920-24; civic organist of Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1924-29. Toured the U.S.A., 1900-01; Australia; New Zealand; Europe. Designed the organ for Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand; Melbourne Town Hall, Australia. The finest and most highly paid organ recitalist of his day; popularized Wagnerian operas in England, though his transcriptions of them. Composed organ pieces, church music, an orchestral symphony, &c. Son of Edwin Lemare; nephew of Dr William Lemare. b. Ventnor, Isle-of-Wight, England, Sep. 9th, 1865; d. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., Sep. 24th, 1934.

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Marche Solennelle in E flat
Title: Marche Solennelle in E flat
Composer: Edwin H. Lemare
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Pages: 9
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0352-2
Published: 26-Jul-2004Add to basket
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Mailly, Alphonse Jean Ernest (1833-1918)

Biography of Alphonse Mailly

Mailly, Alphonse Jean Ernest. Studied at the Brussels Conservatory under C. Girschner (organ) and Nicolaus Jacques Lemmens. Organist at Cannes. Professor of piano at the Brussels Conservatory, 1861; professor of organ there, 1868. Composed organ and piano pieces, &c. b. Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 27th, 1833; d. there, Jan. 15th, 1918.

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Marche Solennelle
Title: Marche Solennelle
Composer: Alphonse Mailly
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Pages: 7
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EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0203-7
Published: 08-Jul-2003Add to basket
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Prélude Funèbre
Title: Prélude Funèbre
Composer: Alphonse Mailly
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Pages: 6
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EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0206-8
Published: 07-Jul-2003Add to basket
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Parry, Sir Charles Hubert Hastings (1848-1918)

Biography of Sir Hubert H. Parry

<i>Sir</i> Hubert H. Parry

Parry, Sir Charles Hubert Hastings. Mus.B. (Oxon, 1867), B.A. (Oxon, 1870), M.A. (Oxon, 1874), Hon.Mus.D. (Cantab, 1883), Hon.Mus.D. (Oxon, 1884), Hon.Mus.D. (Dublin, 1891); knighted, 1898; baronet, 1903. Studied at Eton College, 1861; Exeter College, Oxford; pupil of Sterndale Bennett, Sir G. A. Macfarren and Dr G. Elvey(composition); in Stuttgart with Edward Dannreuther (piano) and H. H. Pierson. Choragus to Oxford University, 1883; director of the Royal College of Music, London, 1894-1918; professor of music at Oxford University, 1901-08. Composed symphonies, overtures, chamber music, piano pieces, anthems, songs, oratorios, &c. b. Bournemouth, England, Feb. 27th, 1848; d. Knight’s Croft, Rustington, Oct. 7th, 1918.

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Elegy
Title: Elegy
Composer: Hubert H. Pary
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Pages: 4
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-1173-2
Published: 15-Jun-2016Add to basket
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Pidoto, Andrea (1958-)

Biography of Andrea Pidoto

Pidoto, Andrea. Studied in Pescara with Franco Donatoni and Sylvano Bussotti. b. La Spezia, Italy, Apr. 13th, 1958.

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Tre Preludi Canonici – ad un bambino morto (1:  Prelude; 2: Prelude; 3: Prelude)
Title: Tre Preludi Canonici – ad un bambino morto
Composer: Andrea Pidoto
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Pages: 7
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EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-1366-8
Published: 03-Jun-2016Add to basket
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Smart, Henry Thomas (1813-1879)

Biography of Henry Smart

Henry Smart

Smart, Henry Thomas. Studied for Law but threw over legal studies to become an organist; pupil of W. H. Kearns. Organist of Blackburn Parish Church, 1831-38; St. Philip’s, Regent Street, London, 1836-44; St. Luke’s, Old Street, London, 1844-64; St. Pancras’, Euston Road, London, 1865-79. Became blind in 1864. Composed an opera, cantatas, services, anthems, part-songs, songs, organ pieces, &c. Designed the organs at Leeds Town Hall and St. Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow. Nephew of Sir George T. Smart. b. Marylebone, London, England, Oct. 26th, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, July 6th, 1879.

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Grand Solemn March in E flat
Title: Grand Solemn March in E flat
Composer: Henry Smart
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Pages: 18
Format: Portrait - 9” x 12” paper-back
EAN/ISMN: 979-0-2067-0606-6
Published: 18-Feb-2011Add to basket
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