Born: September 2, 1845, Sydenham, England.
Died: November 14, 1919, Headington, Oxford, England.
Son of the Dean of Rochester, Dale was a Scholar of The Queen’s College, Oxford (BA & MusB 1866). Ordained a deacon in 1870, and priest in 1871, he was assistant master at Westminster School (1870-86); Rector of Bletchingdon (1885-99) and Hampton Poyle (1892-97), and Perpetual Curate of Binsey (1905-10). His works include:
Twenty-Two Original Hymn Tunes, by Two Oxford Graduates, 1867 (co-editor with H. J. Poole)
A Music Primer for Schools (co-editor with John Troutbeck)
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Tune Title: ST. PETROXFirst Line: From out the cloud of amber lightComposer: Reginald Francis DaleMeter: LMIncipit: 33251 76554 36111Key: E MajorSource: Twenty-Two Original Hymn Tunes, by Two Oxford Graduates, 1867