Alan Gray

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This article is about the British composer and organist. For the film score writer, see Allan Gray. For other people, see Alan Gray (disambiguation).

Alan Gray (23 December 1855, York – 27 September 1935, Cambridge) was a British organist and composer.[1]

Born in York, he attended St Peter's School in York and Trinity College, Cambridge. From 1883 until 1893 he was Director of Music at Wellington College. In 1893 he returned to Cambridge to be organist at Trinity College, and remained organist there until 1930.[2]

Among his compositions are liturgical music for Morning and Evening Prayer and the Office of Holy Communion for use in the Church of England according to the Book of Common Prayer, including an Evening Service in f minor, a setting of Holy Communion in G, several anthems, including 'What are these that glow from afar?', and a collection of descants to various hymn tunes, several of which are still in use today (Common Praise (2000) includes four). He also composed a number of items for organ, for violin solo, and for voice and orchestra to religious and secular texts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan Gray". Cyber Hymnal. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Gray, Alan (GRY873A)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Charles Villiers Stanford
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Trinity College, Cambridge
1893-1930
Succeeded by
Hubert Stanley Middleton