Norman Coke-Jephcott

COKE-JEPHCOTT, Norman.  b. Coventry, Warwickshire, England, 17 March 1893; d. New York City, 14 March 1962.  Coke-Jephcott was an organist, choral director, and composer.  His main contribution to hymnic bibliography is The Saint Thomas Church Descant Book. Norman Coke-Jephcott’s parents were Edwin Coke Jephcott (1857-1927) and Annie May (Clarke) Jephcott (1855-1922).  Edwin was a music teacher and organist in Coventry, where, in Holy Trinity Church, Norman was baptized on 20 April 1893.  On 29 January 1904, he became a chorister at Holy Trinity, and at the age of 15, he became assistant organist and assistant choirmaster there—one of the largest medieval churches in England. He attended...

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