Arthur Henry Brown

Arthur Henry Brown
Short Name: Arthur Henry Brown
Full Name: Brown, Arthur Henry, 1830-1926
Birth Year: 1830
Death Year: 1926

Born: Ju­ly 24, 1830, Brent­wood, Es­sex, Eng­land.
Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 15, 1926, Brent­wood, Es­sex, Eng­land.

Almost com­plete­ly self taught, Brown be­gan play­ing the or­gan at the age 10. He was or­gan­ist of the Brent­wood Par­ish Church, Es­sex (1842-53); St. Ed­ward’s, Rom­ford (1853-58); Brent­wood Par­ish Church (1858-88); St. Pe­ter’s Church, South Weald (from 1889); and Sir An­tho­ny Browne’s School (to 1926). A mem­ber of the Lon­don Gre­gor­i­an As­so­ci­a­tion, he helped as­sem­ble the Ser­vice Book for the an­nu­al fes­tiv­al in St. Paul’s Ca­thed­ral. He sup­port­ed the Ox­ford Move­ment, and pi­o­neered the res­tor­a­tion of plain­chant and Gre­gor­i­an mu­sic in Ang­li­can wor­ship.

Brown ed­it­ed var­i­ous pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing the Al­tar Hym­nal. His other works in­clude set­tings of the Can­ti­cles and the Ho­ly Com­mun­ion Ser­vice, a Child­ren’s Fes­tiv­al Serv­ice, an­thems, songs, part songs, and over 800 hymn tunes and car­ols.

Alleluia! Sing the Tri­umph
Dale Ab­bey
Fields of Gold Are Glow­ing
Holy Church
Holy Rood
If An­gels Sang Our Sav­ior’s Birth
O, Sing We a Car­ol
Redemptor Mun­di
Ring On, Ye Joy­ous Christ­mas Bells
Saffron Wal­den
St. An­a­tol­i­us
St. Aus­tell
St. John Dam­as­cene
St. Ma­byn
St. So­phro­ni­us
Story of the Cross
Sweet Child Di­vine

Texts by Arthur Henry Brown (3)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A little child is born tonightArthur Henry Brown (Author (attributed to))English2
Lord of the living harvest Arthur H. Brown (Author)English1
O young and fearless Prophet of ancient GalileeArthur H. Brown (Author)English1
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