Henry Hugh Bancroft

BANCROFT, Henry Hugh. b. Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, 29 February 1904; d. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 11 September 1988. A student of E. P. Guthrie and J. S. Robson at Grimsby, Bancroft took his FRCO in 1925 and served as organist and choir director at Old Clee Parish Church for four years before emigrating to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1929 to begin his Canadian career at St Matthew’s Anglican Church. He completed an external BMus at Durham in 1936. During 1936-37 he served at the Church of the Ascension in Hamilton, Ontario, composing ASCENSION for ‘There’s a voice in the wilderness crying’* by James Lewis Milligan*, which was first published in the Canadian The Hymn Book (1938). Bancroft...

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