Henry Lahee

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Born: April 1826

Died: 29 April 1912


Henry Lahee was born in Chelsea, London, and studied under John Goss and William Sterndale Bennett. He held organist positions at several churches, including Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, and was well known as a professor, writer, and composer. His works include the Metrical Psalter (with William Irons), Famous Singers of Today and Yesterday, and One Hundred Hymn Tunes. He composed cantatas, songs, instrumental works, a number of hymns, anthems and part-songs. His part-songs were very popular, winning prizes in various competitions: ‘Now the bright morning star’ (Bristol 1869); ‘Hark, how the birds’ (Bristol, 1869); ‘Hence, loathed Melancholy’ (Manchester, 1878); ‘Away to the hunt’ (Glasgow, 1879); ‘Love in my bosom’ (London Madrigal Society, 1880); and ‘Ah! woe is me’ (London Madrigal Society, 1884). Of his other part-songs, ‘The Unfaithful Shepherdess,’ ‘Love me little, love me long,’ and ‘Bells,’ were especially popular throughout the country. His cantata ‘The Building of the Ship’ (1869), written for John Curwen, was performed on a large scale in the Hanover Square Rooms, became very popular.

View the Wikipedia article on Henry Lahee.

List of choral works

Sacred works

Secular works

Partsongs for Mixed Voices

Glees for Male Voices

Click here to search for this composer on CPDL


External links