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Allen, Sir Hugh Percy (1869–1946), musicologist and conductor, was born at Reading on 23 December 1869, the youngest of the seven children of John Herbert Allen, who was in business with Huntley and Palmers of Reading. His mother, Rebecca, was the daughter of ...

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Bagenal, (Philip) Hope Edward (1888–1979), architectural theorist and acoustician, was born on 11 February 1888 at 9 Mount Street, Dublin, the second of five children of Philip Henry Bagenal (1850–1927), civil servant and journalist, and his wife, Harriot Jocelyn Hore (1851/2–1942). He was always known by his second name, ...

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A. B. Grosart

revised by D. K. Money

Barton, William (1597/8–1678), translator and hymnologist, matriculated as a sizar at Trinity College, Cambridge, in Lent 1619; he graduated BA in 1622 and proceeded MA in 1625. He was ordained priest on 21 September 1623. He is probably to be identified with the ...

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Birchensha, John (c. 1605–1681?), musical theorist and teacher, was (according to Flood, 214) a son of Sir Ralph Birchensha (c.1565?–1622?) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. after 1618). They were possibly the Raphe Byrkenshaw and Elizabeth Morall who were married at ...

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Buck, Sir Percy Carter (1871–1947), musician, was born Percy Hartshorn Buck on 25 March 1871 in West Ham Lane, West Ham, Essex, the son of William Richard Buck, clerk in the War Office, and his wife, Alice Emmeline Wilson. He was educated at ...

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Chilmead, Edmund (1610–1654), scholar and musician, was born at Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, where he received his early schooling. In 1625 he was made clerk at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated BA in 1628 and proceeded MA in 1632, the year that also saw his instalment as petty canon of ...

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Ivor Atkins

revised by Nigel Scaife

Colles, Henry Cope (1879–1943), music historian and critic, was born at Bridgnorth, Shropshire, on 20 April 1879, the third child and elder son of Abraham Colles MD FRCS (and thus the great-grandson of Abraham Colles), and his wife, Emily Agnes Georgina, daughter of ...

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Collinson, Francis James Montgomery (1898–1984), musical director and musicologist, was born on 20 January 1898 at Coates House, Manor Place, Edinburgh, the third of five children (three sons, two daughters) of Thomas Henry Collinson (1858–1928), organist at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, and his wife, ...

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Cumming, Barbara Theresa [name in religion Hildelith Cumming] (1909–1991), nun, printer, and musician, was born on 15 December 1909 at 61 Thurleigh Road, Battersea, the third daughter of Frederick Mann Cumming (1869–1931), a civil engineer's assistant, and his wife, Emma Georgiana Love (1868–1935)...

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Ellerton, John (1826–1893), hymn writer and editor of hymnals, was born on 16 December 1826 in Clerkenwell, London, the elder son of George Ellerton (1776–1844), of private means, who came from an evangelical Yorkshire family, and his wife, Jemima Frances, née Brown (1794/5–1866)...

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Fellowes, Edmund Horace (1870–1951), Church of England clergyman and musical scholar, was born in Paddington, London, on 11 November 1870, the second son and fifth child of Horace Decimus Fellowes (1836–1881), assistant director of the royal army clothing depot and a member of the family of ...

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L. M. Middleton

revised by David J. Golby

Flowers, George French (1811–1872), composer and musical theorist, was born on 28 June 1811 in Boston, Lincolnshire, the fourth son of Field Flowers, later rector of Partney. He studied music with C. H. Rinck and Schnyder von Wartensee in Germany, and went on to graduate BMus from ...

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Francis William Galpin (1858–1945) by unknown photographer © reserved; Galpin Society

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Galpin, Francis William (1858–1945), Church of England clergyman, musicologist, and antiquary, was born on 25 December 1858 in Dorchester, the eldest of three children of John Galpin (1813–1883), an ironmaster, and his wife, Emily, née Hamsford (d. 1899). He is remembered for his outstanding contributions to the scholarship of musical instruments, although these were not achieved at the expense of his pastoral work. Because of his ecclesiastical title he is generally referred to in musical circles as ...

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Hawkins, Sir John (1719–1789), music scholar and lawyer, was born on 29 March 1719 at Green Dragon Court, Cow Lane, London, the only surviving son of John Hawkins (1691–1771) and his wife, Elizabeth (bap. 1686, d. 1760), daughter of Thomas Gwatkin of ...

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Philip Arnold Heseltine [Peter Warlock] (1894–1930) by unknown photographer, 1915 © reserved; private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London / Oxford University Press

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Heseltine, Philip Arnold [pseud. Peter Warlock] (1894–1930), music scholar and composer, was born on 30 October 1894 in the Savoy Hotel, London, the only child of Arnold Heseltine (1852–1897), solicitor, of London, and his second wife, Bessie Mary Edith Covernton (1861–1943). In 1903 ...

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W. A. Greenhill

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Hull, William Winstanley (1794–1873), liturgical writer and hymnologist, born at Blackburn, Lancashire, on 15 March 1794, was the son of John Hull MD (1764–1843). After attending Manchester and Macclesfield grammar schools, he was for a time a pupil of John Dawson of Sedbergh...

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Jones, Edward [called Bardd y Brenin] (1752–1824), harpist and music antiquary, was born at a farm called Henblas, Llandderfel, Merioneth, and baptized at Llandderfel on Easter day, 29 March 1752, the fourth of nine children of John Jones (b. 1721?) and his wife, ...

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Maud Pauline Karpeles (1885–1976) by unknown photographer courtesy EFDSS