(b Oundle, 1835; d London, 1909). Eng. composer, organist, theorist, and teacher. Largely self-taught. Began career as schoolmaster. Took up mus. 1859. Org. in Islington 1861–73; pf. teacher Crystal Palace Sch. of Art 1861–85. Taught at Nat. Training Sch. for Mus. 1876–82, RAM from 1879 and GSMD from 1884. Prof. of mus., Trinity Coll., Dublin, 1894–1909. Comp. large number of works in many forms, ed. Handel's Messiah, but best known for his mus. textbooks. Wrote 4 syms., 2 org. concs., 2 str. qts., cantatas, and church music.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.