Turpin, Edmund Hart



English organist; born at Nottingham; studied his instrument with Noble and with Pauer and Hullah in London. In 1850 he became organist at St. Barnabas' Church, Nottingham, and the following year gave his first public organ-recital at the Hyde Park Exhibition. He moved to London in 1857, and in 1869 became organist of St. George Church, Bloomsbury. In 1875 he was made secretary and conductor of the College of Organists and in 1889 received the degree of Doctor of Music from the Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1880 he became editor of The Musical Standard, and in 1891 one of the editors on The Musical News. He was well known as a concert organist and also as a lecturer. He wrote a Stabat Mater a cappella; a mass a cappella; a mass for solos, chorus, brasses, drums and organ; two cantatas, Jerusalem, and a Song of Faith; two oratorios, St. John the Baptist, and Hezekiah; The Monastery; a symphony; motets; anthems; overtures; and other music.