Frederick A. Challinor
Frederick Arthur Challinor was born near Caverswall, Staffordshire, England. His father worked in the coal mines and was a Methodist Lay Preacher. He left school at age ten to work in a brick factory and held a succession of labor jobs. He learned music from a fellow worker and through self-study using Alfred Robert Gaul’s book on harmony, spending his free time studying music and enduring ridicule from fellow workers. He began to teach music and passed the local Royal Academy of Music examination. He was admitted into the Royal College of Music and studied at Durham University. He was a recognized music teacher and composer. He was best known for his anthems, part songs, cantatas, and hymn tunes. He died in Paignton, Devon, England.
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List of choral works
- The birth of song
- By the sea
- Hymn to Diana
- Love—the Minstrel
- The Nights
- O Mistress mine
- She dwelt among th’untrodden ways
- Sing a low song
- Songs of the Winds, A Cycle of Part-Songs
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