Herbert Kennedy Andrews

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Dr. Herbert Kennedy Andrews FRCO (10 August 1904 – 10 October 1965) was a composer and organist based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and Oxford.


He was the son of Arthur Macdonald Andrews and Sarah Black, born in Comber, County Down and educated at Bedford School.[1]

He gained two doctorates in music, one from New College, Oxford, and another from Trinity College, Dublin. He gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists in July 1935.[2]

He was a lecturer in music at New College, Oxford and Balliol College, Oxford, and also at the Royal College of Music.

On the 10th October 1965, Dr Andrews died whilst playing for the inaugural and dedication service of the new Harrison & Harrison organ of Trinity College, Oxford, having been consultant for the project.[3]



He wrote:

  • A Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D.
  • A Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G.
  • Ah See the Fair Chivalry Come
  • A Glass of Beer
  • He Wants Not Friends
  • The Spacious Firmament on High (Joseph Addison)
  • When cats run home


  1. ^ http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cgi-bin/vcdf/detail?coll_id=5656&inst_id=25
  2. ^ Hull Daily Mail, Friday 9 August 1935.
  3. ^ Oxford Alumni Magazine 1996
  4. ^ Hull Daily Mail, Friday 02 September 1938