Alan Gray

Composer

1855 – 1935

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Who was Alan Gray?

Alan Gray was a British organist and composer.

Born in York, he attended St Peter's School in York and Trinity College, Cambridge. From 1883 until 1893 he was Director of Music at Wellington College. In 1893 he returned to Cambridge to be organist at Trinity College, and remained organist there until 1930.

Among his compositions are liturgical music for Morning and Evening Prayer and the Office of Holy Communion for use in the Church of England according to the Book of Common Prayer, including an Evening Service in f minor, a setting of Holy Communion in G, several anthems, including 'What are these that glow from afar?', and a collection of descants to various hymn tunes, several of which are still in use today. He also composed a number of items for organ, for violin solo, and for voice and orchestra to religious and secular texts.

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Born
Dec 23, 1855
York
Nationality
  • England
Education
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • St Peter's School, York
Died
Sep 27, 1935

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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