Charles Harry Moody

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Dr Charles Harry Moody

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Born(1874-03-22)March 22, 1874
Stourbridge
DiedMay 10, 1965(1965-05-10) (aged 91)
OccupationOrganist
Spouse(s)Mary Grindall Brayton
Children
  • Barbara Gunhilda Moody
  • Brian Elgar Moody
  • Brenda Moody
Parent(s)
  • Charles Moody
  • Lydia Glover

Dr Charles Harry Moody Hon. FRCO (22 March 1874 - 10 May 1965) was a composer and organist based in England.[1]

Life[edit]

He was born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire on 22 March 1874, the son of Charles Moody (1825 – 1893) and Lydia Glover (1829-1904)

He studied organ under T. Westlake Morgan at Bangor Cathedral.

He married Mary Grindall Brayton in 1899 in Wigan. The marriage produced:

  • Barbara Gunhilda Moody (b. 1899)
  • Brian Elgar Moody (b. 1902)
  • Brenda Moody (b. 1913)

He was appointed CBE[2] and Hon FRCO in 1920.

He was also a lecturer in music at the Diocesan Training College in Ripon from 1902 - 1952.

Appointments[edit]

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Church Music
  • The Choir Boy in the Making
  • Selby Abbey
  • Ripon Cathedral
  • Fountains Abbey

Compositions[edit]

  • Anthem: Before the ending of the day

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Succession of Organists, Watkins Shaw, Clarendon Press. 1991
  2. ^ "No. 32134". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 November 1920. p. 11556.