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Born: July 20, 1796, Bristol, England.
Died: September 1, 1867, Clifton, Bristol, England.
Buried: Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stanton Drew (about eight miles south of Bristol).
Hodges’ musical gift showed itself at an early age; by 1819, he was playing the organ at St. James’ Church in Bristol, and at St. Nicholas’, 1821-1838. He also had an interesting mechanical bent, and spurred several technical improvements in organ design. He composed a number of services and anthem pieces, and Cambridge University awarded him a doctorate in music in 1825.
Hodges eventually emigrated, accepting a post at the cathedral in… Go to person page >