Arthur Henry Mann

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Born: 16 May 1850, Norwich, UK

Died: 19 November 1929, Cambridge, UK

Biography English organist and choir trainer. B Mus Oxford 1874; D Mus Oxford 1882. Organist King's College, Cambridge, where he established a choir school. Norfolk and Norwich Records Office hold his research records.

Mann grad­u­at­ed from New Coll­ege, Ox­ford (MusB 1874, MusD 1882). He was a chor­ister and as­sist­ant or­gan­ist at Nor­wich Ca­thed­ral, and af­ter short stints play­ing the or­gan at St. Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wol­ver­hamp­ton (1870); St. Michael's parish church, Tettenhall (1871); and Bev­er­ley Min­ster (1875); he be­came the or­gan­ist at King’s Coll­ege Cha­pel, Cam­bridge (1876-1929), Un­i­ver­si­ty Or­gan­ist (1897-1929), and mu­sic mas­ter and or­gan­ist at The Leys School, Cam­bridge (1894-1922). In ad­di­tion to com­pos­ing an or­a­tor­io and a num­ber of hymn tunes, he was mu­sic ed­it­or of The Church of Eng­land Hymn­al (1894). [Source: Cyberhymnal, slightly adapted. There seems to be very little information available on A. H. Mann on the web, which is somewhat surprising as he was a relatively important church musician in England in the late 19th cent.]

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