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Terry, (Sir) Richard (Runciman)

Terry, (Sir) Richard (Runciman) (b Ellington, Northumberland, 1865; d London, 1938). Eng. organist, conductor, composer, and scholar. Org. and choirmaster St John's Cath., Antigua, 1892–6, Downside Abbey 1896–1901. While at Downside revived church mus. by early Eng. composers, reviving Byrd's Masses for 5 and 3 vv. and works by Tallis, Taverner, etc. Org. and dir. of mus., Westminster Cath. 1901–24, where he raised standard of choral singing to new height, continued to revive Tudor mus., Palestrina, and others. Works specially written for Westminster Cath. choir by Howells, Stanford, Holst, Bax, and Vaughan Williams. Wrote 5 masses, Requiem, motets, etc. Ed. Westminster Hymnal 1912, and 2 vols. of Shanties. Knighted 1922.

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Terry, Sir Richard Runciman

Sir Richard Runciman Terry, 1865–1938, English organist and musicologist. He was organist and choir director (1901–24) of Westminster Cathedral. Terry studied and made collections of early English church music and edited the Westminster Hymnal (1912), the official hymnal for Roman Catholic use in England. He is author of Catholic Church Music (1907) and The Music of the Roman Rite (1931).

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