|Short Name:||William Richard Bexfield|
|Full Name:||Bexfield, William Richard, 1824-1853|
William Richard Bexfield, a musical composer, was born at Norwich on April 27, 1824. He entered the cathedral choir at the age of seven, and studied music under the organist, Dr. Buck, to whom he was articled. He learned to play the the violin, trumpet, trombone, and drum, but he excelled as an organist. He obtained the post of organist at the parish church of Boston, Lincolnshire, and on 16 Nov. 1846 took the degree of Mus. Bac. at Oxford, where his name was entered at New College. In February 1848 he left Boston to become the organist at St. Helen's, Bishopsgate. In the following year he proceeded Mus. Doc. at Cambridge. He is best remembered for the oratorio, Israel Restored. Bexfield's other published works are a set of Organ fugues, a set of six songs (words by the composer), and a collection of anthems. He died at 12 Monmouth Road, Bayswater, on Oct. 28, 1853.
NN, Hymnary. Source: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Bexfield,_William_Richard_(DNB00)
|Tunes by William Richard Bexfield (2)||As||Instances|
|BEXFIELD||William Richard Bexfield (Composer)||1|
|[Chant] (Bexfield 11122)||William Richard Bexfield, 1824-1853 (Composer)||4|