Talk:List of Anglican church composers

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Do not remove John Taverner; he is in fact a different person from John Tavener.[edit]

This was previously annotated thus, with an incongruous note after Taverner's name: " (N.B. Should not be confused with previous entry) "

To me, this seems to be a note to prospective editors; as such, it belongs on the talk page, not on the main page.

Suggested article improvement[edit]

  • I don't know if this is standard, but dates b. and d. might enrich the list somewhat; in fact, given the evolution of music over time, it may make sense to divide them chronologically. I know it is not standard to list them chronologically, but we can have subheadings for different eras.


Kai 04:12, 20 January 2006 (UTC)


I have Elgar at List of Roman Catholic Church musicians because he was raised Catholic and did works by Newman. However Newman was an Anglican turned Catholic so maybe I misread. Should I take him off?--T. Anthony 10:08, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Hmm he apparently did The Dream of Gerontius when Newman was a Cardinal. Although maybe he is like William Byrd and justly fits in both. What say you?--T. Anthony 10:11, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
He was a Catholic, but wrote for the Anglican church as well, as did Byrd and Tallis, so he and they probably belong on both lists. The title of this page is maybe a bit ambiguous, but when I started the list I meant composers who composed Anglican church music, rather than composers who were members of the Anglican church. Wilus 15:28, 25 January 2006 (UTC)


Cyril Alington has recently been added to the list, he is described as a hymn write, but the article seems to suggest that he was responsbile for words rather than music. anyone know any different?if not I'm inclined to remove him. David Underdown 09:04, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Osbert Parsley[edit]

Who was Osbert Parsley? Surely someone made him up?

Alington. Words or music, I don't think hymn-writers really have a place here.

Fiddleback 22:54, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Not made up, Google has quite a few hits a contemporary of Tallis reportedly sang int eh Cathedral choir at Norwich for 50 years (pretty good going for the 16th century) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by David Underdown (talkcontribs) 07:46, 16 April 2007 (UTC).

Split into composers of masses and "other"[edit]

I don't think it's a good idea to split the list in that way at all. There's no objective way to draw the line, why exclude Tye, Tallis and Byrd from the list of Mass composers (just as a first cut). It could easily be argued that Stanford and Howells are better (or at least as well) known for their morning and evening services as their Masses. Looking at the list it probably does now make sense to split by initial letter of surname. David Underdown 08:21, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Bad idea. One list is good. -- SECisek 09:54, 26 July 2007 (UTC)