George Warne (organist)

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George Warne (1792 - 29 October 1868) was a blind organist and composer based in England.[1]


Born in 1792, he was noted as holding a number of organists posts despite being blind.

He died in Bath on 29 October 1868.[2]



He composed

  • Grand March and Finale for the Piano Forte
  • Home Sweet Home, arranged with Variations
  • Set of psalm tunes, as sung at the Temple Church, London [1838] .
  • Songs : Broken gold ; Come away to the grotto ; Evening song ; bring me my harp ; We meet again in heaven.
  • Quadrilles, galops, and other music for the pianoforte
Cultural offices
Preceded by
William Henry Cutler
Organist of St Helen's Bishopsgate
Succeeded by
Joseph Nightingale
Preceded by
Thomas Phippen Cooke
Organist of St Magnus-the-Martyr
Succeeded by
William Crathern
Preceded by
George Price
Organist of Temple Church
Succeeded by
Edward John Hopkins
Preceded by
Joseph Baxfield
Organist of St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth
Succeeded by
Henry Stonex


  1. ^ Cathedral Organists Past and Present, John Ebenezer West.
  2. ^ British Musical Biography. James Duff Brown and Stephen Samuel Stratton. 1897