Mark Andrews

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Born: 31 March 1875

Died: 10 December 1939


Mark Andrews was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. England. He studied with John Thomas Ruch at Westminster Abbey, London, and became organist of the Farmingham Parish Church, Surrey. He gained a reputation as an outstanding organist. He also wrote a number of part-songs and folk song arrangements. He relocated to the United States and was an early recording artist for the RCA Victor recording company. During the 1920’s he recorded organ works by Mendelssohn, Rossini, Wagner and Fauré. In 1929 he supervised a recording of John Stainer’s oratorio The Crucifixion. He was organist of the First Congregational Church in Montclair, New Jersey, and choirmaster of several glee clubs in New Jersey. He died in Montclair.

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