Flood, W(illiam) H(enry) Grattan
- Axel Klein
(b Lismore, Co. Waterford, 1 Nov 1857; d Enniscorthy, 6 Aug 1928). Irish music historian, organist, and composer. He received his first musical education from his mother and was then educated at Mount Melleray Roman Catholic University, All Hallows College, Dublin, and Carlow College. Although intended for the priesthood he turned to antiquarian studies (chiefly musical) and was organist of Belfast Pro-Cathedral from 1876, Thurles Cathedral from 1882, and Enniscorthy Cathedral from 1895 to his death. He also taught music at St McCartan’s College, County Monaghan, St Kieran’s College, County Kilkenny, and Clongowes Wood College, County Kildare. Devoting himself to raising the standard of church music, he wrote three masses and numerous other church compositions. The National University of Ireland awarded him an honorary DMus (1907) and his services to Catholic church music were recognized by the award of the papal cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice and his elevation to the Order of St Gregory (...