Frank Wrigley

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Born: 1858

Died: 1925


Frank Wrigley was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, into a very successful musical family. His father John Wrigley (1831–1872) was a well-known organist and composer and his grandfather was an organist. He was descended from Sir Henry Vane, who was once Royal Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He studied under his father was educated at Victoria College. He taught organ and voice in Manchester and served as organist and choirmaster at St. Philip’s Church, Griffin, Blackburn; then St. Augustine’s Church, Grove Park, Lee, before moving to New York City. There he became organist of the Eleventh Street Universalist Church. After two years, he moved to Quincy, MA, where he was appointed organist of Christ Episcopal Church, succeeding Ethelbert Nevin. He then was organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal, Brockton, before returning to England for a short period. Moving back to the U. S., he became organist at Union Congregational Church, Wollaston, MA. He died in Quincy. His compositions include church music, keyboard pieces, songs, and part songs.

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