Heap, Charles Swinnerton

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Heap, Charles Swinnerton

Heap, Charles Swinnerton, English pianist, organist, conductor, and composer; b. Birmingham, April 10, 1847; d. there, June 11, 1900. He studied with Hauptmann, Moscheies, Reinecke, and Richter at the Leipzig Cons. (1865–67) before completing his training at the Univ. of Cambridge (Mus.D., 1872). He conducted choral societies in Birmingham, where he also led the Phil. Union (1870–86). Among his works were overtures, chamber music, organ pieces, The Captivity, oratorio, cantatas, and songs.

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