Bertram Luard Selby

LUARD SELBY, Bertram. b. Ightham, Kent, 12 February 1853; d. Winterton, Brigg, Lincolnshire, 26 December 1918 (usually known as ‘Luard Selby’ with or without hyphen; he introduced the hyphen, ca. 1905). He studied under Reinecke and Jadassohn at the Leipzig Conservatorium (where Stanford* was a fellow pupil) before returning to England in 1876, when he became organist at St Barnabas’, Marylebone, and Highgate School. He was organist of Salisbury Cathedral (1881-83), before he decided to move, first to St John’s, Torquay (1884-86), and then to St Barnabas’, Pimlico (1886-1900). He then returned to cathedral life at Rochester (1900-15), succeeding John Hopkins. He then took up the position of...

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