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Timothy R. Matthews
Short Name: Timothy R. Matthews
Full Name: Matthews, Timothy R., 1826-1910
Birth Year: 1826
Death Year: 1910

Timothy Richard Matthews MusB United Kingdom 1826-1910. Born at Colmworth, England, son of the Colmworth rector, he attended the Bedford and Gonville Schools and Caius College, Cambridge. In 1853 he became a private tutor to the family of Rev Lord Wriothesley Russell, a canon of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he studied under organist, George Elvey, subsequently a lifelong friend. He married Margaret Mary Thompson, and they had 11 children: Norton, Mary, George, Cecil, Evelyn, Eleanor, Anne, Arthur, Wilfred, Stephen, and John. Matthews served as Curate and Curate-in-Charge of St Mary’s Church, Nottingham (1853-1869). While there, he founded the Nottingham Working Men’s Institute. He became Rector at North Coates, Lincolnshire (1869-1907). He retired in 1907 to live with his eldest son, Norton, at Tetney vicarage. He edited the “North Coates supplemental tune book” and “Village organist”. An author, arranger, and editor, he composed morning and evening services, chants, and responses, earning a reputation for simple but effective hymn tunes, writing 100+. On a request he wrote six tunes for a children’s hymnal in one day. He composed a Christmas carol and a few songs. His sons, Norton, and Arthur, were also known as hymn tune composers. He died at Tetney, Lincolnshire, England.

John Perry

Tunes by Timothy R. Matthews (22)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
BROMHAMTimothy Richard Matthews (Composer)1717651 32123 32153
CHENIES (Matthews)Timothy R. Matthews (Composer)12355133 21556 11715
CLEETHORPEST. Richard Matthews (Composer)1051122 31343 21751
EDGBASTON (Matthews)Timothy Richard Matthews (Composer)313556 57655 43511
FULSTOWT. R. Matthews (Composer)213211 71124 35765
HONIDONT. R. Matthews (Composer)211112 23555 44321
KING OF SAINTSRev. T. Richard Matthews (Composer)217652 22133 32171
CORFE MULLENRev. T. R. Matthews (Composer)1013555 61112 35443
LUDBOROUGHTimothy R. Matthews (Composer)1813456 54333 21176
MARGARET (Matthews)Timothy R. Matthews (Composer)16212334 32123 34555
[Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown] (Sankey)Timothy R. Matthews (Composer)213555 51332 17
NANTWICH (Matthews)T. R. Matthews (Composer)211234 56531 23112
NEW RADNORTimothy Richard Matthews (Composer)255176 54533 34362
NORTH COATESTimothy Richard Matthews, 1826-1910 (Composer)3855661 17716 51133
RAVENDALE (Matthews)T. R. Matthews (Composer)251171 66556 12213
REYNOLDSTONETimothy Richard Matthews, 1826-1910 (Composer)1233352 23175 545
RHOSSILLYT. R. Matthews (Composer)211211 72244 33365
SALTFLEETT. R. Matthews (Composer)213345 23456 17654
SAXBY (Matthews)T. Richard Matthews (Composer)6733321 17122 23554
ST. NICHOLAS (Matthews)Rev. T. Richard Matthews (Composer)213321 53122 17135
VILLAGE VESPERST. Richard Matthews (Composer)212312 12311 23121
WINTHORPERev. T. R. Matthews, B. A. (Composer)213243 52332 12431
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