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Alan Gray

Short Name: Alan Gray
Full Name: Gray, Alan, 1855-1935
Birth Year: 1855
Death Year: 1935

Born: December 23, 1855, York, England.
Died: September 27, 1935, Cambridge, England.
Buried: Trinity College, Cambridge, England.

Alan Gray (23 December 1855, York – 27 September 1935, Cambridge) was a British organist and composer.

Born in York, he attended St Peter's School in York and Trinity College, Cambridge. From 1883 until 1893 he was Director of Music at Wellington College. In 1893 he returned to Cambridge to be organist at Trinity College, and remained organist there until 1930.

Among his compositions are liturgical music for Morning and Evening Prayer and the Office of Holy Communion for use in the Church of England according to the Book of Common Prayer, including an Evening Service in f minor, a setting of Holy Communion in G, several anthems, including 'What are these that glow from afar?', and a collection of descants to various hymn tunes, several of which are still in use today (Common Praise (2000) includes four). He also composed a number of items for organ, for violin solo, and for voice and orchestra to religious and secular texts.

Tunes by Alan Gray (33)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
ADESTE FIDELESAlan Gray (Arranger)111512 55323 43211
BATTLE CRY (Gray)Alan Gray (Composer)211133 21371 76573
BRAFFERTONAlan Gray (Composer)255117 65123 43223
BRESLAUDr. Alan Gray (Composer (Descant))211161 27667 12567
BUCKLEBURYAlan Gray (Arranger)115175 65433 32345
DARWALLAlan Gray, 1855-1935 (Composer (descant))313153 17654 32231
DIADEMATA (Elvey)Alan Gray (Composer (organ descant))211133 66514 32235
DIX (Kocher)Alan Gray, 1855 - 1915 (Composer (Descant))317121 44367 16555
FRANCONIA (König)Dr. Alan Gray (Composer (Descant))112345 35614 32517
HANOVER (Croft)Alan Gray, 1855-1935 (Composer (desc.))1551123 51271 23217
HOSANNA (Gray)A. Gray (Composer)351117 76654 32117
HYFRYDOLAlan Gray (Arranger)112123 43212 54332
LASTINGHAMA. Gray (Composer)335431 43327 123
MARTYRDOM (Wilson)Dr. Alan Gray (Composer (Descant))151651 23213 53213
MELCOMBE (Webbe)Dr. Alan Gray (Composer (Descant))255432 16551 76554
MERTON (Monk)Alan Gray, 1855-1935 (Composer (desc.))313554 66534 55665
MONKLANDAlan Gray (Composer (descant))213534 56713 32176
NICAEAAlan Gray (Composer (organ descant))111335 56666 53555
NUN DANKETAlan Gray (Composer (organ descant))155566 53432 32155
O QUANTA QUALIAAlan Gray (Arranger)111231 14322 15314
OLD HUNDREDTHAlan Gray (Harmonizer)111765 12333 32143
ORIEL (Ett)A. Gray (1855-1935) (Composer (descant))211112 34333 21765
RICHMOND (Haweis)Alan Gray, 1855-1935 (Composer (descant))151354 34213 2517
ST. ANNEDr. Alan Gray (Composer (Descant))253651 17151 5645
ST. COLUMBA (Irish)Alan Gray (Harmonizer)112345 45321 12345
ST. FLAVIANAlan Gray, 1855-1935 (Composer (Descant))411713 22114 31233
ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR (Elvey)Alan Gray (Arranger)133531 23335 31233
ST. LOUIS (Redner)Alan Gray (Harmonizer and Arranger)133323 54621 712
ST. MICHAEL (Genevan)Dr. Alan Gray (Composer (Descant))151322 35432 21176
ST. PETER (Reinagle)Dr. Alan Gray (Composer (Descant))251765 54332 14323
THE ROYAL MARCHAlan Gray (Composer)255566 67651 75616
VIENNA (Knecht)Dr. Alan Gray (Composer (Descant))132135 43671 27654
WINCHESTER OLDAlan Gray (Composer (desc.))913321 44323 55453
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