Thomas William Hanforth

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Thomas William Hanforth FRCO (6 March 1867 – 5 June 1948[1]) was a composer and organist based in England.[2]


He was a chorister in York Minster and studied organ under W. H. Garland and the minster organist John Naylor. He was awarded a MusB from Durham University.

In 1892 he succeeded Edwin Lemare as organist of Sheffield Parish Church, which was upgraded to cathedral status in 1914.

During his time in Sheffield, he was appointed Sheffield City Organist in 1932.



His compositions include works for organ, choir and songs.


  1. ^ Humphreys, Maggie; Evans, Robert (1 January 1997). Dictionary of Composers for the Church in Great Britain and Ireland. London: A & C Black. p. 144. ISBN 978-0720123302.
  2. ^ Who's Who in Music. Shaw Publishing Limited. 1937
Cultural offices
Preceded by Organist and Master of the Choristers of Sheffield Cathedral
Succeeded by