Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley

(1825—1889) church musician

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(b London, 1825; d Hereford, 1889).

Eng. organist, composer, pianist, and clergyman. Child prodigy musician. Succeeded to baronetcy 1844. Ordained as clergyman 1849. Precentor, Hereford Cath., 1855. Prof. of mus., Oxford Univ. 1855–89 (instituted formal exams. for degrees of Mus.B. and Mus.D.). Founded St Michael's Coll., Tenbury, 1854, with special emphasis on church mus. Wrote oratorios, church mus., org. pieces, and an opera (1834) on Metastasio's libretto L'Isola disabitata. Ed. sacred works of O. Gibbons.

Subjects: Music.

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