Peace, Albert Lister

Composer

b Huddersfield, Yorks 1844, d Blundellsands, Liverpool 1912. A self-taught musician who at the age of 9 was organist of Holmfirth Parish Ch a few miles S of Huddersfield. His playing was praised by S S Wesley, and after other appointments in the W Yorks area he moved to Glasgow as organist of Trinity Congregational Ch. Around 1877 he took a similar post at St Andrew’s Hall, then (at 35) at Glasgow Cathedral, and finally at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall. He was often called upon to give recitals, all the more since the Ch of Scotland lifted its ban on organs in 1865. Dr Boyd of St Andrews said that he dared not announce the hymn ‘Peace, perfect peace’ lest the organist should take if as a personal compliment! No.355.

Tunes and arrangements by Peace, Albert Lister

Tune Name
Green Hill