Jones, Arthur Barclay


English pianist and composer; born at London; he entered the choir of the Brompton Oratory, where he sang for fifteen years. When Thomas Wingham, his teacher, died, he became director of music there, 1893, in which capacity he still officiates. At fifteen he entered Guildhall School of Music, winning a scholarship. In 1899 he became an associate of that school; then professor of piano, 1892, and of harmony, 1896, which he had studied with H. C. Banister. Was made licentiate by the Royal Academy of Music, 1891. Among his compositions are a symphony in C minor, dedicated to Thomas Wingham; a concerto overture in C minor; a sonata for violin and piano; an Ave Maria for soprano; piano and organ music; and hymns for children.