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Short Name: J. Troutbeck
Full Name: Troutbeck, J. (John), 1832-1899
Birth Year: 1832
Death Year: 1899

Troutbeck, John, D.D., son. of George Troutbeck, of Dacre, Cumberland, b. Nov. 12, 1832, and educated at Rugby and Univ. College, Oxford, B.A. 1856, M.A. 1858, and D.D. by Abp. of Cant. 1883. Ordained in 1855. He held several appointments, the most important being Chaplain and Priest in Ordinary to the Queen, Minor Canon of Westminster, 1869, and Sec. to the N. Test. Revision Company, 1870-1881. He died Oct. 11, 1899. He made a few translations from the German, but is best known through his Manchester Psalter and Chant Book, 1867, and his Catholic Paragraph Psalter, 1894. He also compiled the Westminster Abbey Hymn Book, 1883.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Reverend Doctor John Troutbeck (November 12, 1832, Blencowe–October 11, 1899, London) was an English clergyman, translator and musicologist, a Canon Precentor of Westminster Abbey and Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria, whose renown rests on his translation into English of various continental choral texts including the major works of J.S. Bach. He additionally translated oratorios by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Gounod, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Schumann and Weber, as well as secular operas by Mozart, Gluck and Wagner. He also compiled psalters and hymnals and worked on the Revised Version translation of the Bible.

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