Armes, Philip


b Norwich, Norfolk 1836, d Durham 1908. A Norwich Cathedral choirboy under Zechariah Buck, he went from there to Rochester Cathedral (1848–50) to study under J L Hopkins. He became organist in Milton (Gravesend), St Andrew’s Wells St (London), Chichester Cathedral, and Durham Cathedral from 1861 to 1907; also Durham Univ’s first Prof of Music from 1897. Oxford BMus (in 1858, the first ever viva voce candidate) and DMus 1864. He wrote an oratorio Hezekiah and other sacred music. No.491(ii)