Henry Oswald Hodgson

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Henry Oswald Hodgson FRCO (6 November 1886 - 21 August 1975) was an organist and composer based in England.


He was born on 6 November 1886 in Scawby, Lincolnshire, the son of Revd. Samuel E Hodgson and Evelyn.

He studied organ at Lincoln Cathedral under George Bennett until 1914.

He married Rosamund Mangen in 1916 in Ripon.



He composed:

  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C
  • Fantasia on a Christmas Theme
  • Communion Setting in F
  • Great is the Lord Jehovah
  • Grant to us, Lord.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Frederick William Sykes
Organist of Selby Abbey
Succeeded by
Walter Hartley
Preceded by
Vernon Sydney Read
Organist and Choirmaster of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham
Succeeded by
David Lumsden


  1. ^ Newcastle Journal - 20 June 1914
  2. ^ Hull Daily Mail - 12 May 1920