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 Geoffrey Turton Shaw

Geoffrey Turton Shaw

Birth
Clapham, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Death 14 Apr 1943 (aged 63)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 8879301 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
  • Added: 6 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8879301
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Geoffrey Turton Shaw (14 Nov 1879–14 Apr 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8879301, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .