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Henry Lahee

LAHEE, Henry. b. Chelsea, London, 11 April 1826; d. Croydon, Surrey, 29 April 1912. He was a pupil of Sterndale Bennett*, John Goss*, and Cipriani Potter. In 1847 he became organist of Holy Trinity, Brompton, where the vicar was William Josiah Irons*, the translator of the ‘Dies irae, dies illa’*. Irons and Lahee collaborated to produce The Metrical Psalter…for singing at each Sunday service throughout the year (1855), with an Appendix (1861) containing 22 hymns. Irons and Lahee also published One Hundred Hymn Tunes (1857). Lahee is now known for one tune, NATIVITY, which appeared in the 1861 Appendix to The Metrical Psalter, and later in One Hundred Hymn Tunes. It was given the name...

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