Henry John Gauntlett

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Henry John Gauntlett

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Death 21 Feb 1876 (aged 70)
Burial Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 39616439 · View Source
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Organist and hymn writer. His early profession was law, before pursuing a career in music and reiving a degree from the Archbishop of Canterbury. The first person to do so in over two hundred years. He was organist in a number of churches and his research did much to improve the range of the instrument. In 1852, he took out a patent for electric action. He wrote ove a thousand hymns and composed the music for "Once in Royal David's City".

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  • Created by: s.canning
  • Added: 19 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39616439
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry John Gauntlett (9 Jul 1805–21 Feb 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39616439, citing Kensal Green Cemetery, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by s.canning (contributor 46790899) .