John Frederick Bridge

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Alias: Sir Frederick Bridge


Born: 5th December 1844

Died: 18th March 1924


Sir John Frederick Bridge apprenticed with the organist of Rochester Cathedral, held organist positions at the Shorne village church, Strood Parish Church, Holy Trinity Church (Windsor), and Manchester Cathedral. He then became organist and master of the choristers at Westminster Abbey. He was in charge of music for great state occasions, including Queen Victoria’s jubilee (1887), the Coronation of King Edward VII (1902), the national memorial service for Edward VII (1910), George V’s coronation (1911), and the re-inauguration of Henry VII’s Chapel as the chapel of the Order of the Bath (1913). He was professor of harmony and counterpoint at Royal College of Music, professor of music at Gresham College, and professor of music at the University of London.

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