Henry Ernest Nichol

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Aliases: Colin Sterne; H. Ernest Nichol


Born: 1862

Died: 1926


Henry Ernest Nichol was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England. He originally planned to be a civil engineer but abandoned an apprenticeship to study music privately, then graduated from Oxford University. He settled back in Hull as performer and teacher. He was music master at Hull Grammar School, organist at St. Andrew’s, conductor of the North Cave Choral Society, and conductor of the Newport Harmonic Society. He was also musical editor for The Sunday School Union and wrote books on choir training and a primer on transposition at sight. He died in Yorkshire, England. His compositions include cantatas, services, anthems, carols, hymns, songs, piano pieces, and part-songs. His best-known hymn is We've a Story to Tell to the Nations. He often wrote under the pseudonym Colin Sterne, an anagram of his name, used often as author of texts he wrote for his songs.

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List of choral works

Partsongs for Mixed Voices

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