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WESSEX (Surplice)

WESSEX (Surplice)

Composer: Alwyn Surplice
Published in 2 hymnals


Composer: Alwyn Surplice

Reginald Alwyn Surplice. In 1927 at a young age he was appointed Assistant Organist at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England becoming Sub-organist there in 1932 until 1945 (including service in the Royal Air Force during World War II). In 1945 he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Bristol Cathedral, and in 1949 he moved to Winchester Cathedral holding the same office, later changed to 'Master of the Music'. He studied at Reading University under Gustav Holst, held the degree of Bachelor of Music (Durham), was a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and taught organ at the Royal Academy of Music. On his retirement from Winchester in 1971 the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Musi… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: WESSEX (Surplice)
Composer: Alwyn Surplice
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Incipit: 51234 54323 33212
Key: D Major
Copyright: © The Estate of Mrs M. Surplice

Instances

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Text

Ancient and Modern #96b

Text

The New English Hymnal #49a

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