Henry Elliot Button

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Alias: H. Elliot Button


Born: 8 August 1861

Died: August 1925


Henry Elliot Button was born in Clevedon, Somerset, England, into a musical family. His father was a private schoolmaster and organist, and family members made both a vocal and a string quartet. As a child, he was a chorister at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, London. He was an editor for Novello and was known as an organist and composer of organ works. He harmonized a number of tunes in The Primitive Methodist Hymnal Supplement with Tunes (1912) and his harmonizations are found in the hymnal of the Church of England. His compositions include a dramatic ballad, anthems, chants, songs for children, organ pieces, and part-songs, several of those based on traditional songs. He died in Hampstead, London.


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