Naylor, John

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Naylor, John

Naylor, John, English organist and composer, father of Edward (Woodall) Naylor; b. Stanningley, near Leeds, June 8, 1838; d. at sea, May 14, 1897. He was a choirboy at Leeds Parish Church, and received a Mus.D. from Cambridge Univ. in 1872. He was organist at various churches in England, then in 1883 became organist and choirmaster of York Minster. From 1892 he was also conductor of the York Musical Society.


4 cantatas: Jeremiah, The Brazen Serpent, Meribah, and Manna; church services, anthems, hymns, part-songs, organ pieces, and a well-known book of chants.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire