Herbert Stephen Irons

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Herbert Stephen Irons (19 January 1834 – 29 June 1905),[1] was an English Organist. He also wrote hymns including the tune "Southwell".


He was born in Canterbury, where he became a chorister at the cathedral. He was an organ pupil of Dr. Stephen Elvey at Oxford.

He was


The hymn tune Southwell.[4]


  1. ^ Maggie Humphreys; Robert Evans (1 January 1997). Dictionary of Composers for the Church in Great Britain and Ireland. A&C Black. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-7201-2330-2.
  2. ^ a b c d Cathedral Organists, John E. West, London, Novello and Company, 1899.
  3. ^ The Succession of Organists, Watkins Shaw, 1991
  4. ^ The hymn tune Southwell in mp3 with five verses of organ only music.