Cummings, W(illiam) H(ayman)
- Hugh J. McLean
(b Sidbury, Devon, Aug 22, 1831; d London, June 6, 1915). English tenor, musical administrator and church musician. He was a chorister of St Paul’s Cathedral, where in 1838 he sang at the funeral of the cathedral organist, Thomas Attwood. But Attwood’s successor, William Hawes, treated the boys so harshly that Cummings’s father found him a place in the choir of the Temple Church. He sang alto in the first London performance (...