1830 - 1926 Person Name: Arthur H. Brown Hymnal Title: Carols Old and Carols New Composer of "[Easter flow'rs are blooming bright]" in Carols Old and Carols New Born: July 24, 1830, Brentwood, Essex, England.
Died: February 15, 1926, Brentwood, Essex, England.
Almost completely self taught, Brown began playing the organ at the age 10. He was organist of the Brentwood Parish Church, Essex (1842-53); St. Edward’s, Romford (1853-58); Brentwood Parish Church (1858-88); St. Peter’s Church, South Weald (from 1889); and Sir Anthony Browne’s School (to 1926). A member of the London Gregorian Association, he helped assemble the Service Book for the annual festival in St. Paul’s Cathedral. He supported the Oxford Movement, and pioneered the restoration of plainchant and Gregorian music in Anglican worship.
Brown edited various publications, including the Altar Hymnal. His other works include settings of the Canticles and the Holy Communion Service, a Children’s Festival Service, anthems, songs, part songs, and over 800 hymn tunes and carols.
Alleluia! Sing the Triumph
Fields of Gold Are Glowing
If Angels Sang Our Savior’s Birth
O, Sing We a Carol
Ring On, Ye Joyous Christmas Bells
St. John Damascene
Story of the Cross
Sweet Child Divine
Arthur Henry Brown