Frederick James Gostelow

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Frederick James Gostelow


Born: 20 December 1866

Died: 27 June 1942


He was born at Dunstable, Bedfordshire UK and died at Luton, Bedfordshire. He studied music from the age of 6 and was appointed organist at Dunstable Congregational Church when only 13. After several subsequent posts, he became organist and choirmaster at St Mary's parish church, Luton in 1888, a post which he held until his death. He was also organist of Luton Hoo chapel for a number of years from 1900 and advised on the enlargement of the organ there in 1905. He conducted the Luton Choral and Orchestral Society from 1899-1931. His musical education was largely at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he won the Heathcote Long prize. He also taught for many years at Trinity College of Music. His academic awards included Hon. ARCM, ARAM, FTCL and FRCO. (Based mainly on the obituary in the Musical Times, August 1942)

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List of choral works

  • As Moses lifted up the serpent
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A (1894)
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A flat (1909)
  • No room for thee, Lord Jesus. Anthem for soprano solo and chorus. Words by W. J. Mathams (1894)
  • Te Deum in B flat (1896)

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  • Children's Praises. 6 hymns written by J. A. Monday et al.(1891)


  • A Dream of the Years (1896) words by C. Bingham
  • Dream Thoughts (1900) words by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Organ works

  • Introduction and Fugue (1894)
  • Orchestral march (1895)
  • Fantaisie Symphonique (1912)