Grace, Harvey, English organist and writer on music; b. Romsey, Jan. 25, 1874; d. Bromley, Kent, Feb. 15, 1944. He studied with M. Richardson at Southwark Cathedral, London, and was organist at various churches in London. From 1918 to his death, he was editor of the Musical Times and wrote editorials for it under the name “Feste” also ed. the New Musical Educator (London, 1934). He wrote organ music and prepared transcriptions for organ.
Music in Parish Churches (London, 1917; 3rd ed., 1944); French Organ Music, Past and Present (N.Y., 1919); The Complete Organist (London, 1920; 4th ed., 1956); The Organ Works of Bach (London, 1922); The Organ Works of Rheinberger (London, 1925); Ludwig van Beethoven (London, 1927); A Musician at Large (collection of articles from the Musical Times’, London, 1928); A Handbook for Choralists (London, 1928); with Sir W. Davies, Music and Worship (London, 1935; 2nd ed., 1948); The Training and Conducting of Choral Societies (London, 1938); The Organ Works of Cesar Franck (London, 1948).
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