Charles Wood

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Born: 15 June 1866

Died: 12 July 1926


Charles Wood was born in Vicars’ Hill, Armagh, Ireland. He was a chorister in St. Patrick’s Cathedral and trained at the Cathedral Choir School. He studied organ under T. O. Marks in Armagh (1880-81), and was one of the inaugural class members of the Royal College of Music, studying with Charles Villiers Stanford and Charles Hubert Parry. He studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and started teaching there. He taught at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, then took a position as Professor of Music in the University of Cambridge. He was awarded an honorary LLD degree at Leeds in 1904. He is best known for his compositions for the Church and part-songs. His older brother William G. Wood was also an organist and composer.

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List of choral works

Secular works

Partsongs for Mixed Voices

Partsongs for Treble Voices

Art songs

Sacred works

Anthems and introits

Anthems not yet added

  • I will call upon God
  • In Exitu Israel
  • Summer ended
  • Sunlight all Golden
  • The Burning Babe



  • Make Thee Ready, as Best Thou Art Able

Hymn Tunes

  • Branle de l'official
  • Iris
  • Petersen
  • Rangoon


  • Evening Service in A flat (U)
  • Evening Service, Tone IV/I

Other sacred works

Arrangements by Charles Wood

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  • The Cowley Carol Book, 1901-1919 (co-editor with George Woodward)
  • Songs of Syon, 1904-1910 (co-editor with George Woodward)
  • The Cambridge Carol Book (co-editor with George Woodward)
  • An Italian Carol Book (London: The Faith Press, Ltd. 1920) (co-editor with George Woodward)
  • Passion According to St. Mark, 1921

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