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date: 14 October 2019

Luard-Selby, Bertramlocked

  • J.A. Fuller Maitland
  • , revised by John Warrack

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(b Ightham, Kent, Feb 12, 1853; d Brigg, Lincs., Dec 26, 1918). English organist and composer. After studying in Leipzig with Jadassohn and Reinecke, he became organist of St Barnabas, Marylebone, and Highgate School (1876), Salisbury Cathedral (1881–3), St John’s, Torquay (1884), St Barnabas, Pimlico (1886), and Rochester Cathedral (1900). He also gave chamber music concerts in London in 1880. His works include two unpublished operas (The Ring, 1886; Adela, 1888, Nottingham), cantatas, orchestral music (including Idyll, 1897), chamber music, piano and organ pieces, 16 anthems and ten services. However, he was best known for his incidental music to Helena in Troas, a drama by John Todhunter and E.W. Godwin (London, Hengler’s Circus, 17 May 1886), and a musical duologue, Weather or No (London, Savoy, 10 August 1896). The latter was also popular in Germany and Austria as ...

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