Charles Steggall

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Charles Steggall

Charles H. Steggall (3 June 1826 – 7 June 1905) was an English hymn writer and composer.

Early life[edit]

The son of R. W. Steggall, Charles Steggall was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge[1] and then studied under William Sterndale Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music, where he subsequently became Professor of organ and harmony.

Later career[edit]

Steggall worked as an organist for many parishes including: Christ Chapel, Maida Vale; Christ Church, Lancaster Gate and Lincoln's Inn, where he was succeeded by his son Reginald Steggall. He was an examiner for the DMus degree.

As its first Hon Secretary, he played an important role under Sterndale Bennett to form the Bach Society, forerunner to the Bach Choir in London.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steggall, Charles (STGL852C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Lecture to the Hymn Society by Allen Blackall on 29th September 1959
  • F.G.E., "Charles Steggall", The Musical Times 46, No. 749 (July 1905), pp. 449–452 [1]