Oakeley, Sir Herbert (Stanley)

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Oakeley, Sir Herbert (Stanley)

Oakeley, Sir Herbert (Stanley), English composer and teacher; b. Ealing, Middlesex, July 22, 1830; d. Eastbourne, Oct. 26, 1903. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A., 1853; M.A., 1856), where he studied organ and harmony with S. Elvey; subsequently had lessons with Plaidy, Moscheles, and Papperitz at the Leipzig Cons., J. Schneider in Dresden, and Breiden-stein in Bonn. In 1865 he was appointed a prof. of music at Edinburgh Univ., and held this post until 1891. Oakeley was influential in the musical affairs of Scotland in general. He was knighted in 1876. He wrote a cantata, A Jubilee Lyric (1887), Suite in the Olden Style for Orch. (1893), church music, choruses, piano pieces, and arrangements of Scottish melodies.


E. Oakeley, The Life of Sir H.S. O. (London, 1904).

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