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Sydney H. Nicholson

Sydney H. Nicholson
Short Name: Sydney H. Nicholson
Full Name: Nicholson, Sydney H. (Sydney Hugo), 1875-1947
Birth Year: 1875
Death Year: 1947

Sydney H. Nicholson, (b. St. Marylebone, London, England, 1875; d. Ashford, Kent, England, 1947) was an organist and church music educator who greatly influenced English hymnody. Educated at Oxford's New College, the Royal College of Music in London, and in Frankfurt, Germany, he became organist at several famous cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey (1919-1928). Nicholson founded and administered the School of English Church Music at Chislehurst in 1927; this important institution, with branches throughout the English-speaking world, was renamed the Royal School of Church Music in 1945. Located in Canterbury after World War II, its headquarters were moved to Addington Palace, Croydon, in 1954. Nicholson was music adviser for the 1916 Supplement of Hymns Ancient and Modern and prepared the way for its 1950 edition. He wrote Church Music: a Practical Handbook (1920) and Quires and Places Where They Sing (1932) and composed operettas, anthems, and hymn tunes. In 1938 he was knighted for his contributions to church music.

Bert Polman

Wikipedia Biography

Sir Sydney Hugo Nicholson MVO (9 February 1875 – 30 May 1947) was an English choir director, organist and composer, now chiefly remembered as the founder of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) and the compiler of The Parish Psalter.

Tunes by Sydney H. Nicholson (22)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
AIRLIESidney Hugo Nicholson (Composer)351765 12342 53345
[Alelluya! Alleluya! We will praise the name of the Lord]Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947 (Composer (Tone))155111 217
[Chant] (Nicholson 15127)Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947 (Composer)315127 165
BOW BRICKHILLSydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947 (Composer)1717615 63421 14365
CARLISLE (Lockhart)Sydney Nicholson (Composer (desc.))815132 17114 56514
CHISLEHURST (Nicholson)Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947 (Composer)832156 12123 5321
CRUCIFER (Nicholson)Sydney H. Nicholson (Composer)9751545 34562 23516
DARWALLSydney H. Nicholson, 1875-1947 (Composer (desc.))1713153 17654 32231
DIX (Kocher)Sydney H. Nicholson (Composer (desc.))917121 44367 16555
CONSOLATION (Mendelssohn)S. H. Nicholson, 1875-1947 (Arranger)132154 43217 13222
FENITONSydney H. Nicholson (Composer)416123 55653 12165
GRAFTON (12313)S. H. Nicholson (1875-1947) (Arranger)412313 23453 55443
HOSANNA IN EXCELSISSydney Hugo Nicholson (Composer)451534 56756 62171
LAUS DEO (Redhead)S. H. Nicholson (Composer (desc.))117132 11762 51665
LYTLINGTONSydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947 (Composer)732135 14321 21
MUSIC-MAKERSSydney H. Nicholson (Composer)256714 36217 11256
PADERBORN (51123)Sydney H. Nicholson (Harmonizer)1451123 34532 15112
ST. ANNESydney Hugo Nicholson (1875-1947) (Composer (descant))153651 17151 5645
TOTTERIDGESidney Hugo Nicholson (Composer)234561 25156 54572
TRAFALGARSydney Hugo Nicholson (Composer)354321 56556 54354
VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS (Plainsong)Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947 (Harmonizer (doxology))156545 65122 11561
WAREHAM (Knapp)Sydney Hugo Nicholson, 1875-1947 (Composer (descant))711765 12171 23217

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