GALE, Clement Rowland. b. Kew, Surrey, England, January 1860, d. New York City, 10 May 1934. Gale was a founding member of the American Guild of Organists* (1896), a member of the music faculty of General Theological Seminary in New York, and composer of several hymn tunes.
Several published accounts give Gale’s date of birth as 12 March 1862, but official records show that he was born in January 1860 to William Frederick Gale (b. 1823?) and Elizabeth Gale (b. 1824?) and was baptized at St Anne’s Parish, Kew, near London, on 15 July 1860 (England and Wales, Free BMD Birth Index, 1837-1915, Anglican Parish Registers, Woking, Surrey, England, and the 1861 England Census.)
On 22 October 1880,...
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