Naylor, John

1838-1897

 

English organist and composer; born at Stanningley, near Leeds, in 1838. He was a pupil of R. S. Burton; graduated from Oxford in 1863 as Bachelor of Music, and in 1872 took the degree of Doctor of Music. He was a boy chorister in Leeds, in 1856, organist at Scarborough parish church in 1873, organist of All Saints' Church of Scarborough, and in 1883 he went to York Minster as organist and choirmaster, and was conductor of the York Musical Society for many years. His works include anthems, services; and cantatas with organ accompaniment, which were given in York Minster by a large chorus with great success. They are Jeremiah; The Brazen Serpent; Meribah and Manna. He died in 1897 while on a voyage to Australia.