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Charles Sanford Terry

(1864—1936) historian and musician


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(b Newport Pagnell, 1864; d Westerton of Pitfodels, Aberdeen, 1936). Eng. historian and music scholar. Chorister, St Paul's Cath. Prof. of history, Aberdeen Univ. 1903–30. Became interested in life and time of Bach, becoming leading authority of day on subject. Wrote life of Bach (1928, rev. 1933, 6th edn. 1967) and of J. C. Bach (1929), ed. Bach's chorales in 3 vols. (1915–21), also Mass in B minor, and arr. Coffee Cantata for stage under title Coffee and Cupid (1924; perf. by BNOC).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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