Troutbeck, Rev. John



Well known as a translator of operatic librettos. Was born at Blencowe, Cumberland. His education was obtained at Rugby and Oxford, from which latter he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1856 and Master of Arts in 1858. He entered the church in 1855 and ten years later became precentor of Manchester, and in 1869 minor canon of Westminster. He has published several collections of church-music, among them being The Manchester Chant Book; The Manchester Psalter; Hymn Book for use in Westminster Abbey; Cathedral Paragraph Psalter and Church Choir Training and The Music Primer for Schools written in collaboration with R. F. Dale. For Novello, Ewer & Company he has made the following excellent translations into English: Bach's St. John Passion; Christmas Oratorio; Gounod's Redemption; Beethoven's Mount of Olives; Graun's Der Tod Jesu; Weber's Jubilee Cantata; Killer's Song of Victory; Mozart's Seraglio; Gluck's Iphgenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris, and Orphee; David's Le Desert and Wagner's Flying Dutchman.