Edward ????? Frances
born Codford, Wilts, 24/Mar/1839
b. about 1838
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Professor of Music
d. Glos 18/Dec/1903 (64) d. 1911(74)?

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In loving memory of Edward Brind Formerly choir-boy of Salisbury Cathedral afterwards organist of Highnam Church for 16 years and for 19 years organist of this parish and conductor of the choral society. Born Palm Sunday 24th March 1839. Fell asleep 18 December 1903. Intered at Highnam.
I shall yet praise him who is the health of my countenance and my God.
Sign at St John the Baptist Church in Cirencester, photographed October 22, 2012..
A rectangular brass plaque with the text surrounded by a border of two lines, the outer one slightly wider, both inlaid with black enamel tessellated with dark green. At each corner the outer band ends with a cross fleurée. The text, all Roman upper case with proper names being slightly larger, is inlaid with black tessellated with dark green. The letters shown underlined are lightly larger and inlaid with dark grey tessellated with red, as are the patée crosses at the top and bottom of the text. A decorative line separates the biblical quotation from the rest of the text.
Brass inlaid with enamel.
First quarter of 20C.
H. 69cm x w. 25cm.
Church of St John Baptist, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
"Illness forced his retirement in 1896. The magzine expresses the great disappointment he must have felt at the new organ had just been dedicated on the 19th January 1896."Parish Magazine January 1904.
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet (27 February 1848 - 7 October 1918) was an English composer, teacher and historian of music. As a composer he is best known for the choral song "Jerusalem", From January 1856 to the middle of 1858 Parry attended a preparatory school in Malvern, from where he moved to a Twyford Preparatory School in Hampshire. At Twyford his interest in music was encouraged by the headmaster, and by two organists, S S Wesley at Winchester Cathedral, and Edward Brind , at Highnam church. From Wesley he gained an enduring love of Bach's music, which according to The Times "ultimately found expression in his most important literary work, Johann Sebastian Bach, the Story of the Development of a Great Composer (1909)". Brind gave Parry piano and basic harmony lessons, and took him to the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford in 1861. (Wikipedia March 2014).
Wintersloe, 17 The Whiteway, Cirencester, Glos GL7 2ER. Tel 01285 657938
Dear Colonel Brind,
There is a very good book on the Parry family "The Parrys of the Vale" published by Thames Publishing, 14 Barlby Road, London W10 6AR. Brind gets several mentions in it. Hope the enclosed is useful.
Yours sincerely,
John Lawrence tourist officer parish church of Cirencester