Thome, Edward Henry



Teacher of piano and a church composer; born at Cranborne, Dorset, England. He was apprenticed to Sir George Elvey at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and in 1852 was made organist of the Parish Church of Henley-on-Thames, going from there to Chichester Cathedral, where he was organist about eight years, resigning in 1870. He removed to London, where he immediately became organist at St. Patrick's, Brighton, going to St. Peter's, Cranley Gardens, three years later, and removing thence to St. Michael's, Cornhill, in 1875. He has played the organ at St. Anne's, Soho, since 1891, besides conducting St. Anne's Choral and Orchestral Societies. He is an excellent piano teacher and gives recitals in London and other cities. He has written much church-music: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis; 125th, 67th and 57th Psalms for tenor solo, chorus and orchestra; Funeral March; Festival March; six books of voluntaries for organ; toccata and fugue, anthems and services; for piano, sonata and romance for piano and cello; suite for piano and clarinet; two trios for piano and strings; overture, and sonata for piano and violin.