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Arthur Henry Brown

BROWN, Arthur Henry. b. Brentwood, Essex, 24 July 1830; d. Brentwood, 15 Feb 1926. A self-taught musician, he grew up in Brentwood playing the organ at the parish church, where, apart from a brief interval as organist in nearby Romford (1853-58), he remained for 40 years (1842-53 and 1858-88). It is not known when he became organist of Sir Anthony Browne’s School in Brentwood, although a letter from Brown to the headmaster dated 8th Feb 1918 thanks him for his share ‘in the very gratifying resolution passed by the Governors, and their kindly offer of a yearly honorarium which it gives me much pleasure to accept’. Brown added that it had been a very great joy to play the organ in the chapel,...

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