Born: June 21, 1865, Gloucester, England.
Died: March 1, 1928, Millers Green, Gloucester, England.
Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer was born in Gloucester, England, where he became a chorister and studied organ under organist Charles Lloyd at Gloucester Cathedral. He was educated at the Cathedral School; Exeter College, Oxford; and at the Royal College of Music. He was organist at two Gloucester churches (St. Catherine’s and St. Mary de Crypt) then at St. Giles’s Church, Oxford. Brewer became organist of Bristol Cathedral in 1885, and a year later at St. Michael’s Church, Coventry. In 1892 he was appointed organist and music-master to Tunbridge School until 1896, when he became organist and choir-master of Gloucester Cathedral. A significant part of his contribution to the musical and public arenas was his direction of the triennial festivals held at Gloucester. His compositions include church music of all types, cantatas, songs, instrumental works, and orchestral music. Hw also composed a good number of secular part songs, some with humorous or entertaining texts.
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List of choral works
- A solemn prayer
- Blessing, glory, wisdom and thanks
- Bow down Thine ear, O Lord
- Double chant in G major
- Evening canticles in D
- Evening canticles in E flat
- Evening Canticles in F
- I heard the bells
- Most blessed Jesus
- O death, where is thy sting?
- Prevent us, O Lord
- Whence comes this Light
- The boy
- The marriage of the frog and the mouse
- There is a garden in her face
- When cats run home
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