W.H. Jude

JUDE, William Herbert. b. Westleton, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk, September 1852; d. Willesden, Middlesex, 8 August 1922. His family moved to Norfolk when he was a child, and he went to school at Wisbech Grammar School, where he was a precocious musician, composing incidental music for Shakespeare’s plays. Realising his talent, his parents sent him to Liverpool, where he was looked after by an uncle, D.C. Browne, himself a composer and organist. At the age of 14 he became the organist of a church in Liverpool. He also played the organ at the Blue Coat Hospital (a school for orphans in Liverpool) and at Stretford Town Hall near Manchester. According to the biography which prefaces Music and the...

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