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Edward Hodges

Edward Hodges
Short Name: Edward Hodges
Full Name: Hodges, Edward, 1796-1867
Birth Year: 1796
Death Year: 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)



Tunes by Edward Hodges (15)AsInstancessort descendingIncipit
BENEVOLENCE (Hodges)Edward Hodges (Composer)153561 44451 56177
BEECHEREdward Hodges (1796-1867) (Adapter)155653 23217 61654
PEACE (Hodges 53231)Edward Hodges (Composer)253231 76545 67133
PEACE (Hodges 13423)Edward Hodges (Composer)213423 12365 45
[Glory be to thee, O Lord] (Hodges)E. Hodges (Composer)211351 71
[They come from far a king to seek]Edward Hodges, 1796-1867 (Composer)255111 76564 35671
[Chant] (Hodges 33216)Edward Hodges, 1796-1867 (Composer)333216 54345 33214
[Lord, have mercy upon us] (Hodges)E. Hodges (Composer)432331 17771 12232
FARRANT Edward Hodges (Adapter)411232 14223 45545
GLOUCESTER (Hodges)Edward Hodges, Mus. Doc. (Composer)513321 71235 36554
[Chant] (Hodges 33333)Dr. Hodges (Composer)533333 43221
[Chant] (Hodges 1113)Hodges (Composer)711113 43217 33433
HABAKKUK (Hodges)Edward Hodges (Composer)1151111 76564 35671
BRISTOL (Hodges)Edward Hodges (Composer)3051364 32153 21765
HYMN TO JOYEdward Hodges (Arranged)18633455 43211 23322
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