Tillyard, H(enry) J(ulius) W(etenhall)

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Tillyard, H(enry) J(ulius) W(etenhall)

Tillyard, H(enry) J(ulius) W(etenhall), English musicologist; b. Cambridge, Nov. 18, 1881; d. Saffron Walden, Jan. 2, 1968. He studied at Gonville and Caius Coll., Cambridge (1900-04), then studied Greek church music with J. Sakellarides in Athens (1904-07). After teaching Greek at the Univ. of Edinburgh (1908-17), he was a prof, of classics at the Univ. of Johannesburg, South Africa (1919-21), prof, of Russian at the Univ. of Birmingham (1921-26), and prof, of Greek at the Univ. of Cardiff (1926-44); he then was a lecturer in classics at Rhodes Univ. in Grahamstown, South Africa (1946-49). Tillyard was an authority on Byzantine chant. He publ. Byzantine Music and Hymnography (London, 1923) and Handbook of the Middle Byzantine Notation in Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Subsidia, I (1935).

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