|Short Name:||Edward Hodges|
|Full Name:||Hodges, Edward, 1796-1867|
Born: July 20, 1796, Bristol, England.
Died: September 1, 1867, Clifton, Bristol, England.
Buried: Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Stanton Drew (about eight miles south of Bristol).
Hodges’ musical gift showed itself at an early age; by 1819, he was playing the organ at St. James’ Church in Bristol, and at St. Nicholas’, 1821-1838. He also had an interesting mechanical bent, and spurred several technical improvements in organ design. He composed a number of services and anthem pieces, and Cambridge University awarded him a doctorate in music in 1825.
Hodges eventually emigrated, accepting a post at the cathedral in Toronto, Canada, in 1838. The next year, he became music director at Trinity Parish in New York City. He became the organist at Trinity Church when it opened in 1846 (the church had its organ built to his specifications). He retired for health reasons in 1859, and returned to his native England in 1863. Hodges’ works include:
An Apology for Church Music and Musical Festivals, in Answer…to the Standard and the Record (London: 1834)
Essays on the Objects of Musical Study (Bristol, England: 1838)
An Essay on the Cultivation of Church Music (New York: 1841)
Contributions to the Quarterly Musical Magazine & Musical World
Trinity Collection of Church Music (Boston, Massachusetts: 1864) (editor)
HYMN TO JOY
|Tunes by Edward Hodges (15)||As||Instances||Incipit|
|BENEVOLENCE (Hodges)||Edward Hodges (Composer)||1||53561 44451 56177|
|BEECHER||Edward Hodges (1796-1867) (Adapter)||1||55653 23217 61654|
|PEACE (Hodges 53231)||Edward Hodges (Composer)||2||53231 76545 67133|
|PEACE (Hodges 13423)||Edward Hodges (Composer)||2||13423 12365 45|
|[Glory be to thee, O Lord] (Hodges)||E. Hodges (Composer)||2||11351 71|
|[They come from far a king to seek]||Edward Hodges, 1796-1867 (Composer)||2||55111 76564 35671|
|[Chant] (Hodges 33216)||Edward Hodges, 1796-1867 (Composer)||3||33216 54345 33214|
|[Lord, have mercy upon us] (Hodges)||E. Hodges (Composer)||4||32331 17771 12232|
|FARRANT||Edward Hodges (Adapter)||4||11232 14223 45545|
|GLOUCESTER (Hodges)||Edward Hodges, Mus. Doc. (Composer)||5||13321 71235 36554|
|[Chant] (Hodges 33333)||Dr. Hodges (Composer)||5||33333 43221|
|[Chant] (Hodges 1113)||Hodges (Composer)||7||11113 43217 33433|
|HABAKKUK (Hodges)||Edward Hodges (Composer)||11||51111 76564 35671|
|BRISTOL (Hodges)||Edward Hodges (Composer)||30||51364 32153 21765|
|HYMN TO JOY||Edward Hodges (Arranged)||186||33455 43211 23322|