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Geoffrey Turton Shaw
Birth: Nov. 14, 1879
Death: Apr. 14, 1943

Composer. Younger brother of Martin Shaw. He was a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, and was educated at Derby School and at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He was organ scholar at Caius, and studied with Stanford and Charles Wood. He was Director of Music at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk between 1902 and 1910. He held several organist's posts, including St Mary's Primrose Hill from 1920. He was an inspector of music in London schools from 1911-40, and also served chairman of the BBC schools music sub-committee. He did much to raise standards of musical education and performance in schools, and was greatly in demand as an adjudicator at various music festivals. Shaw also edited several song-books, was one of the editors of The Public School Hymn Book 1919, and published the 2-volume Descant Hymn-Tune Book. He composed songs, choral works, anthems, and many hymn tunes and arrangements. (bio by: Kieran Smith) 
 
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  Mary Grace Shaw (1881 - 1954)*
 
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Burial:
Golders Green Crematorium
Golders Green
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
 
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Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
Record added: Jun 06, 2004
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Geoffrey Turton Shaw
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