Harry Ellis Wooldridge

WOOLDRIDGE, Harry Ellis. b. Winchester, Hampshire, 28 March 1845; d. Kensington, London, 13 February 1917. Wooldridge studied art at the Royal Academy Schools, London, and enjoyed a wide-ranging career in art and design in the late 1860s and the 1870s, which included commissions of paintings, murals and stained glass for churches. He was Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford from 1895 to 1904. An accomplished singer, he became interested in early Italian polyphony and modal music, and in 1893 published a revision of William Chappell's Popular Music of the Olden Time as Old English Popular Music. He quickly became an authority on the development of polyphonic music to 1600: he wrote the...

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