Charles Vincent

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Aliases: Charles John Vincent

Life

Born: 19 September 1852

Died: 23 February 1934

Biography

Vincent was born in Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham. He was a chorister in Durham Cathedral, and studied organ under Philip Armes. From 1869–76 he served as organist at Monkwearmouth Parish Church. He then travelled to Leipzig, Germany, for two years, returning as organist at Tavistock Parish Church. From 1883–91, he played the organ at Christ Church, Hampstead. Afterwards, he examined for Trinity College, London. He founded The Organist and Choirmaster, 1893, and a music publishing business (the Vincent Music Company) in connection with this, becoming very successful. He also founded the firm of Rogers, pianoforte makers. After retiring in the late 1920’s, he lived at Hendon. He was awarded Mus. Doc. Oxford. He died in Monte Carlo, where he was buried.

His works include:

The Chant Book Companion
The Anglican Organist
Ruth, an oratorio

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List of choral works

 


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Publications

External links

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