Edward Henry Thorne

THORNE, Edward Henry. b. Cranborne, Dorset, 9 May 1834; d. London, 26 December 1916. Thorne was a chorister at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and a pupil of the organist, Sir George Elvey*. He held organist’s appointments at Henley Parish Church (1852), Chichester Cathedral (1863), St Patrick’s, Hove (1870), St Peter’s, Cranley Gardens, London (1873), St Michael’s, Cornhill (1875) and St Anne’s, Soho (1891). While at Henley Thorne published A Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858), intended for use with Morrell and How*’s Psalms and Hymns (1854); this later formed the basis of the music edition of Psalms and Hymns (ca. 1865), of which Thorne was the musical editor. He also compiled Sacred...

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