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Alexander Robert Reinagle

REINAGLE, Alexander Robert. b. Brighton, 21 August 1799; d. Kidlington, near Oxford, 6 April 1877. He was brought up in Oxford where his father, the cellist and composer Joseph Reinagle, had settled. After studying with his father he worked as a teacher of stringed instruments in Oxford and was organist of St Peter-in-the-East (1822-53). During the 1860s he was highly active in Oxford music-making and worked closely with John Stainer* who, between 1860 and 1872, was organist of Magdalen College. In retirement he moved to Kidlington, where he remained until his death. Reinagle published two collections of psalm tunes, Psalm-Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (Oxford, ca. 1836), and...

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