Frost, Henry Frederick


English musician, organist and able critic; born in London. His father, Thomas Frost, was a well-known vocalist and his mother was a contralto singer. He was a chorister at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, assist-' ing at all the royal functions there up to the wedding of the Prince of Wales in 1863. In 1865 Frost became an organ pupil of Sebastian Hart, London, and assistant organist of the Chapel Royal at the Savoy, and later organist. He acted as musical critic of the Standard, Anthenamm and other English publications, and was professor of piano at the Guildhall School of Music from 1880 until 1888. He is the author of a biography of Schubert, of the Great Musicians series, published in London in 1881, and also published the Savoy Hymn Tunes and Chants. He resigned his post at the Savoy in 1891. Frost was one of the earliest champions of Wagner, lectured on the composer and his works at the Musical Association and was prominent in the London Wagner Society.