Gresham Professor of Music

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The Professor of Music at Gresham College, London, gives free educational lectures to the general public. The college was founded for this purpose in 1596 / 7, when it appointed seven professors; this has since increased to eight and in addition the college now has visiting professors.

The Professor of Music is always appointed by the City of London Corporation.

(Years given as, say, 1596 / 7 refer to Old Style and New Style dates.)

Current Gresham Professor of Music, Christopher Hogwood, leads a rehearsal ahead of his lecture on Schubert, January 2013
1 John Bull March 1596 / 7
2 Thomas Clayton 20 December 1607
3 John Taverner 17 November 1610
4 Richard Knight 28 August 1638
5 William Petty 7 February 1650 / 1
6 Thomas Baynes[1] 8 March 1660 / 1
7 William Perry 9 August 1681
8 John Newey 9 October 1696
9 Robert Shippen 4 December 1705
10 Edward Shippen 7 October 1710
11 John Gordon 16 January 1723 / 4
12 Thomas Brome[2] 12 March 1739 / 40
13 Charles Gardner 6 December 1745
14 Thomas Griffin 11 January 1763
15 Theodore Aylward Sr. 5 June 1771
16 R. J. S. Stevens 17 March 1801
17 Edward Taylor 24 October 1837
18 Henry Wylde 10 July 1863
19 Frederick Bridge 30 April 1890
20 Henry Walford Davies 11 July 1924
1939–45 Lectures in abeyance
21 Peter Latham 29 May 1946
22 Antony Hopkins 1963
23 Brian Trowell 1971
24 Iannis Xenakis 1975
25 – vacant – 1978-79
26 A Percival 1980
27 – vacant – 1983
28 John Dankworth 1984
29 Peter Renshaw 1986
30 David Owen Norris 1 September 1993
31 Stephen Pratt / Joanna MacGregor 1 September 1997
32 Piers Hellawell 1 September 2000
33 Adrian Thomas 1 September 2003
34 Roger Parker 1 September 2007
35 Christopher Hogwood CBE[3] 1 September 2010
36 Christopher Page[4] 1 September 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baines, Thomas (BNS638T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Brome, Thomas (BRM732T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Announcement on Christopher Hogwood's website
  4. ^ Announcement on the University of Cambridge, Faculty of English website

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ward, John (1740). The Lives of the Professors of Gresham College. New York & London: Johnson Reprint Corporation.