Francis Edward Gladstone

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Francis Edward Gladstone (2 March 1845-6 September 1928)[1] in Summertown, Oxford, was an English organist. He was related to the politician William Ewart Gladstone.[1]


He was a pupil of Samuel Sebastian Wesley at Winchester Cathedral. He earned his Mus.Doc. at Cambridge University.[1]

He was


He was also Professor of Organ (1885-99) at the Royal College of Music and Professor of Harmony and Counterpoint there from 1884 to 1910.[1]

He died in Hereford. An obituary observed: "He loved to be well prepared in everything. It was exactly like him, not only to have written the composition for his own funeral but to have coached the monks beforehand who were to sing it."[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dr Francis Edward Gladstone (1845–1928)", reprint of obituary in RCM Magazine 24/3 (1928), 100. Royal College of Music.
  2. ^ John E. West, Cathedral Organists, London: Novello and Company, 1899.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Edward Thorne
Organist and Master of the Choristers
of Chichester Cathedral

Succeeded by
James Pyne