Francis Edward Gladstone

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Born: 2 March 1845

Died: 6 September 1928


Francis Edward Gladstone was born in Summertown, Oxford. He was a pupil of Samuel Sebastian Wesley at Winchester Cathedral and earned his Mus.Doc. at Cambridge University. He was an accomplished organist holding positions at Holy Trinity Church, Weston-super-Mare; Llandaff Cathedral; Chichester Cathedral; St. Patrick’s Church, Hove; St Peter’s Church, Brighton; St. Mark’s Church, Lewisham; Norwich Cathedral; and was Director of Music of St. Mary of the Angels, Bayswater. He was appointed Professor of Organ and Professor of Harmony and Counterpoint at the Royal College of Music. Known for his attention to preparation, his obituary notes: “It was exactly like him, not only to have written the composition for his own funeral but to have coached the monks beforehand who were to sing it.”

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