George Warne (organist)

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

Life[edit]

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]

Appointments[edit]

Compositions[edit]

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
1819-1820
Succeeded by
Joseph Nightingale
Preceded by
Thomas Phippen Cooke
Organist of St Magnus-the-Martyr
1820-1826
Succeeded by
William Crathern
Preceded by
George Price
Organist of Temple Church
1826-1843
Succeeded by
Edward John Hopkins
Preceded by
Joseph Baxfield
Organist of St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth
1843-1856
Succeeded by
Henry Stonex

References[edit]

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