Elvey, Stephen, English organist and composer, brother of Sir George (Job) Elvey; b. Canterbury, June 27, 1805; d. Oxford, Oct. 6, 1860. He was a chorister of Canterbury Cathedral, and a pupil of Skeats there. In 1830 he became organist of New Coll., Oxford. He received a Mus.Bac. (1831) and a Mus.Doc. (1838) from the Univ. of Oxford, where he was Choragus from 1840 until his death. He wrote mostly church music, and publ. a successful handbook, The Psalter, or Canticles and Psalms, Pointed for Chanting, upon a New Principle (London; 6 eds. to 1866).
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