Charles Edward Stephens

STEPHENS, Charles Edward. b. St Marylebone, London,18 March 1821; d. Paddington, London, 13 July 1892. He became a member of the Royal Society of Musicians in 1843. He was organist of St Mark’s, Myddleton Square, Finsbury (1843-46), Holy Trinity, Paddington (1846-62), St Mark’s, Hamilton Terrace, Maida Vale (1862-72) and St Saviour’s, Paddington (1872-75). He directed the Philharmonic Society, and examined for music degrees at Cambridge University. Stephens was a well known composer of church music. The 1889 Supplement to the Second Edition of A&M (1875) contained five of his tunes: RICHMOND for ‘Come, my soul, thy suit prepare’* HOWLEY PLACE for ‘Father, Son and Holy Ghost/In...

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