Martin Edward Fallas Shaw

SHAW, Martin Edward Fallas. b. Kennington, Lambeth, London, 9 March 1875; d. Southwold, Suffolk, 24 October 1958. He was brought up in Belsize Park, London; his father was organist at Hampstead Parish Church from 1876. Educated in local schools and at the Royal College of Music, where he studied composition with Stanford*; he left without completing his studies. Early employment as a church organist gave way to involvement in the theatrical productions of Gordon Craig and Isadora Duncan, entailing several years of travel throughout England and Europe. He resumed organist duties at St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, in 1908, where Percy Dearmer* was vicar from 1901 to 1915-16, and remained with...

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