Alec Rowley

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Born: 13 March 1892, London

Died: 12 January 1958, Shepperton, Surrey


Alec Rowley was born in London, England, and trained at the Royal Academy of Music. He held the position of Organist at St John’s, Richmond; St. Alban’s, Teddington; and St. Margaret’s, Westminster. He taught at Trinity College of Music. He helped manage the Royal Philharmonic Society and was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. He died in Shepperton while playing tennis at home. Trinity College established the Alec Rowley Memorial Prize. His compositions include concertos, organ symphonies, orchestral works, keyboard pieces, a Nativity play, songs and choral pieces. He wrote many pieces were educational or designed for amateur performers.

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List of choral works


  • December Morn for Mixed Chorus with Organ or Piano accompaniment
  • The Garden and the Cross Gethsemane Cantata for mixed voices, with soprano, tenor and bass solos and organ acc
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis A minor
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Faux-Bourdon
  • Shepherds Loud Their Praises Singing SATB, organ


Mixed Voices

Treble Voices

  • Enoch two-part songs. No. 212, Oh! dear! what can the matter be? two-part songs for treble voices
  • 6 Little two-part Canons for treble voices
  1. Rosy Apples
  2. The Party
  3. A Swing Song
  4. Ebenezer Brown
  5. The Clock
  6. Hornpipe
  • 3 Songs Of Innocence for Chorus SSA
  • The Winds of May 2-part song for treble voices with pianoforte accompaniment

Vocal solo works

  • Cotswold Love for Voice and Piano
  • A Cycle of Three Mystical Songs for Voice and Piano
  1. Three Jolly Shepherds
  2. The Prophecy
  3. The Birthday
  • How far is it to Bethlehem? for Voice and Piano
  • The Linnet's Secret for Voice and Piano

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