Alfred Robert Gaul

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Born: 30 April 1837

Died: 13 September 1913

Biography Alfred Robert Gaul was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He became a chorister in Norwich Cathedral at age nine, then was organist at St. John’s Church, Ladywood. He graduated from Cambridge University and later became conductor of the Walsall Philharmonic Society. Gaul spent much of his professional life in Birmingham, where he was Master of Music at St. Augustine’s Church, Edgbaston. He also taught harmony and counterpoint at the Birmingham and Midland Institute and the King Edward VI High School for Girls. Gaul wrote a large quantity of oratorios, cantatas, hymn tunes, chants, part songs, and pianoforte pieces. One of his most enduring works is his cantata The Holy City (1882).

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