Friday, May 15, 2015

16 May 1850 A.D. Arthur Henry Mann Born. Organmeister and Choirmaster, King’s College, Cambridge

16 May 1850 A.D.  Arthur Henry Mann Born. Organmeister and Choirmaster, King’s College, Cambridge
Two sources:  (1) Wiki carries this version and (2)
Arthur Henry Mann (16 May 1850, Norwich – 19 November 1929, Cambridge) was an English organist and composer of hymn tunes including "Angel's Story" which was originally written for the hymn 'I love to hear the story', but is also sung to the words 'O Jesus, I have promised.' He was most noted for his role as organist and director of music at King's College Chapel, Cambridge from 1876–1929, being the founder director of the world famous tradition of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols since its first performance in 1918. In 1888, he published his own edition of Thomas Tallis's Spem in alium. His edition, though flawed, was the very first publication ever made of Tallis's famous motet in forty parts.


Mann graduated from New College, Oxford (MusB 1874, MusD 1882). He was a chorister and assistant organist at Norwich Cathedral. He was an articled pupil to Zechariah Buck.


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1.      ^ Jump up to: a b c Cathedral Organists, John E. West, London, Novello and Company, 1899.
2.      Jump up ^ Dictionary of Organs and Organists, Second Edition, 1921, G. A. Mate (London)

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Arthur Henry Mann


Born: May 16, 1850, Nor­wich, Nor­folk, Eng­land.
Died: No­vem­ber 19, 1929, Cam­bridge, Eng­land.

Arthur H. Mann (1850-1929)
Mann grad­u­at­ed from New Coll­ege, Ox­ford (MusB 1874, MusD 1882). He was a chor­is­ter and as­sist­ant or­gan­ist at Nor­wich Ca­thed­ral, and af­ter short stints play­ing the or­gan at St. Peter’s, Wol­ver­hamp­ton (1870); Tet­ten­hall Par­ish Church (1871); and Bev­er­ley Min­ster (1875); he be­came the or­gan­ist at King’s Coll­ege Cha­pel, Cam­bridge (1876-1929), Un­i­ver­si­ty Or­gan­ist (1897-1929), and mu­sic mas­ter and or­gan­ist at The Leys School, Cam­bridge (1894-1922). In ad­di­tion to com­pos­ing an or­a­tor­io and a num­ber of hymn tunes, he was mu­sic ed­it­or of The Church of Eng­land Hymn­al (1894).
·         Erickson, p. 344
·         Hustad, p. 280
·         Nutter, p. 461
1.      Angel’s Story
2.      Benediction
3.      Berno
4.      New Year, The
5.      Silesius
6.      Wilton

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