Alfred R. Gaul

Composer

1837 – 1913

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Who was Alfred R. Gaul?

Alfred Robert Gaul was an English composer and conductor.

Gaul was born in Norwich and spent much of his professional life in Birmingham, where he was Master of Music at St Augustine's Church, Edgbaston, the first Birmingham church to have a surpliced choir. Previously he was Organist at St. John's Church, Ladywood. He also taught at the Birmingham and Midland Institute and the King Edward VI High School for Girls.

Gaul wrote a large quantity of choral music in a simple melodious style influenced by Spohr and Mendelssohn. His cantatas became very popular with Victorian provincial choirs and The Holy City may still occasionally be heard.

Alfred Married Alice Annie Motts and had three healthy girls.

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Born
Apr 30, 1837
Also known as
  • Alfred Gaul
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Died
Sep 13, 1913

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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