Frost, Charles Joseph


English composer and organist, born at Westbury-on-Tyne, near Clifton, and studied music with his father, the organist at Tewkesbury; later studied under George Cooper, Steggall and Sir John Goss. Frost was organist of St. James', Cheltenham, in 1865; also at Westbury; Haggerston; at Brockley, where he founded a choral society in 1885; and in London. He was a member of the board of examiners for awarding fellowships at the College of Organists in 1875, and was professor of the organ at the Guildhall School of Music in 1880. He received the degree of Bachelor of Music and Doctor of Music from Cambridge. Frost's compositions include the oratorio, in manuscript, Nathan's Parable; Harvest cantata in manuscript; By the Waters of Babylon; anthems; collection of organpieces; forty preludes, published in 1880; three books of voluntaries; sonata for piano; symphonies in manuscript and other works.