Davies, Henry Walford


b Oswestry, Shropshire 1869, d Wrington, Somerset 1941. Chorister at St George’s Chapel Windsor, where he was later organist; scholar of RCM; organist in London notably at the Temple Church, 1898–1923. He was Conductor of the Bach Choir; Prof at the RCM, Prof of Music, Aberystwyth; and Master of the King’s Musick. First recognised as a composer with his 1904 oratorio Everyman, he was an author, popular broadcaster and editor; knighted in 1922. Among his books is Music and Worship (1935) co-authored with Harvey Grace and focused on the Anglican parish church. Nos.9, 345(ii), 383, 839.

Tunes and arrangements by Davies, Henry Walford

Tune Name
Christmas Carol
God be in my head