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W.H. Husk

revised by Bruce Carr

(b London, March 20, 1804; d Bexley, Kent, March 8, 1881). English organist and writer on music. In 1834 he became organist of St Mary’s (Roman Catholic) Chapel, Chelsea, and composed some masses for its service. Between 1840 and 1860 he published many instruction books for organ, reed organ, concertina and church singing.

Warren was a careful and thorough editor of earlier English music: his edition of Boyce’s Cathedral Music, for example, included new biographies of the composers with exhaustive lists of their works. Such scholarship was facilitated by the large and valuable library he collected during his life, including the partbooks from which he edited Hilton’s Ayres or Fa Las, many unique sale catalogues, and autograph manuscripts of Purcell, A. Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The fruits of his research appeared often in the early Musical World.


Paula Morgan

(b Milwaukee, Nov 16, 1905; d New York, Oct 21, 1971). American writer on music . After initial studies in Milwaukee he attended the University of Chicago. He worked for the firm of book publishers Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1943–59 and 1963–71), notably as music editor; he was a fluent and prolific writer especially on operatic subjects. From 1966 he was New York correspondent for the British journal Opera. He was also active as a translator: his interest in Carlos Chávez led to his translation Toward a New Music: Music and Electricity (New York, 1937), and he also translated Edmond Michotte’s Souvenirs personnels as Richard Wagner’s Visit to Rossini (Paris 1860) and An Evening at Rossini’s in Beau-Sejour (Passy 1858) (Chicago, 1968).

‘Carlos Chávez’, MQ, 22 (1936), 435–45 with W. Brockway: Men of Music (New York, 1939, enlarged, 2/1950) with W. Brockway: The Opera: a History of its Creation and Performance, 1600-1941...