William D. V. Duncombe

Short Name: William D. V. Duncombe
Full Name: Dun­combe, William D. Van der Horst, 1832-1925
Birth Year: 1832
Death Year: 1925

Born: 1832, West Indies.

Dumcombe was or­dained at Her­e­ford Ca­thed­ral in 1858, and served there as a Vi­car Chor­al, Min­or Can­on, and Pre­ben­da­ry. A com­pos­er, sing­er, and mu­si­cian, he re­gu­lar­ly con­trib­ut­ed to the Her­e­ford­shire Phil­har­mon­ic So­ci­e­ty, the Her­e­ford Or­ches­tral So­ci­ety, the Her­e­ford Chor­al So­ci­e­ty, and the Three Choirs Fes­ti­val. He com­posed a num­ber of Christ­mas car­ols, which were re­gu­lar­ly sung in both the ca­thed­ral and at the an­nu­al car­ol con­cert at Shire Hall.


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