Glyn, Margaret H(enrietta)
- David Scott
(b Ewell, Surrey, Feb 28, 1865; d Ewell, June 3, 1946). English organist and musicologist. She studied the organ, violin and viola privately in London with Yorke Trotter and C.J. Frost. She was among the earliest English writers to specialize in the study of 16th- and 17th-century English keyboard music; her most comprehensive work, About Elizabethan Virginal Music and its Composers (1924), was an important and influential contribution to musical literature. It was boldly claimed to be ‘based on experience of all Virginal Manuscripts and a collation of a considerable part of their contents’; subsequent research has queried many of her conclusions but has not detracted from her pioneering achievement. Her edition of Gibbons’s keyboard music (the first) was not superseded for over 35 years. Margaret Glyn composed six symphonies, six orchestral suites, two overtures, songs and organ music.trans.: R. Wagner: Parsifal (London, 1890, 2/1914)...