Bridge, Joseph (Cox)

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Bridge, Joseph (Cox)

Bridge, Joseph (Cox), English organist and composer, brother of Sir (John) Frederick Bridge; b. Rochester, Aug. 16, 1853; d. St. Albans, March 29, 1929. He studied with his brother and with John Hopkins. From 1877 to 1925 was organist of Chester Cathedral; in 1879 he revived the Chester Triennial Music Festival and became its conductor until 1900. He also founded (1883) and conducted for 20 years the Chester Musical Soc, and from 1908 was a prof, of music at Durham Univ.


Oratorio, Daniel (1885); 2 cantatas: Rudel (1891) and Resurgam (1897); Evening Service, with Orch. (1879); Requiem Mass (1900); operetta, The Belle of the Area; Sym. (1894); String Quartet; Cello Sonata; anthems, organ music, piano pieces, songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire