(b Dorchester, 1858; d Richmond, Surrey, 1945). Eng. clergyman and authority on ancient musical instruments. Books incl. catalogue of Eur. instrs. in Metropolitan Museum, NY (1902), study of instrs. of American Indians, history of sackbut, etc. In 1946 the Galpin Soc. was formed in London to continue his work.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.