Hudson, Frederick, English organist and musicologist; b. Gateshead, Durham, Jan. 16, 1913. He studied with Edward Bairstow (1939–46) and with Gordon Slater at Lincoln Cathedral; received the degree of B.Mus. at the Univ. of Durham in 1941, and of D.Mus. in 1950. He served as organist and choirmaster at Alnwick (1941–48). He was a lecturer in music at King’s Coll., Univ. of Durham (1949–70), and then a reader in music at the Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne (from 1970). He ed. works by Bach, Handel, Giovanni Gabrieli, William Byrd, and others for the new editions of their works; contributed important papers dealing with watermarks of undated MSS and prints, making use of beta-radiography with carbon-14 sources; also compiled a catalog of the works of Charles Villiers Stanford (Music Review, XXXVII, 1976).
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