E.G. Monk

MONK, Edwin George. b. Frome, Somerset, 13 December 1819; d. 3 January 1900. Monk received his earliest musical education on the piano and organ in Bath before moving to London. There he attended John Pike Hullah’s* singing classes and became a private pupil of Henry Philips and G. A. Macfarren. After appointments as organist of Midsomer Norton and Frome, he became the first organist and music master of St Columba’s College, Rathfarnham near Dublin in 1844 (the first public school in Ireland established on High Anglican principles and intended to be a form of Irish Eton College) and associated himself closely with the college's founding fathers, William Sewell and Robert Corbet Singleton...

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