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Robin A. Leaver

LEAVER, Robin Alan. b. Aldershot, Hampshire, 12 May 1939. British-born hymnologist with an international reputation as a musicologist, liturgiologist, Bach scholar, and Reformation specialist. He grew up in England when, towards the end of World War II and the immediate post-war period, the churches were full and hymn-singing was strong – weekly in the churches and daily in the schools. He sang in the local Anglican church choir from the age of seven and in other choirs later in life. After secondary school he completed an engineering apprenticeship at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough (1954-60); then studied theology at Brasted Place pre-theological college, Kent (1960-62) and...

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