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George Elvey

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George Elvey

Biography

(Sir) George Elvey (27 March 1816, Caterbury, England - 9 December 1893, Windlesham, Sussex, England) was a English composer and organist. He was a choir boy at Canterbury Cathedral. He first studied at the Royal Academy of Music and then received bachelor's and doctor's degrees from Oxford University. From 1835-1882, he was organist and master of the boys, choir at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. He was knighted in 1871. Among his works are oratorios, church music, glees, and organ works.


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