West, John Ebenezer



Contemporary English composer, concert organist and pianist. He was born in London; entered the Royal Academy in 1884; studied organ under Dr. Bridge and composition with Ebenezer Prout; served as organist and choirmaster at St. Mary's, Berkeley Square; accepted in 1891 the post at South Hackney Parish Church. He has written both sacred and secular music, organ music, anthems, evening services, a Te Deum, songs, part-songs, a march for orchestra, overture, and incidental music to Longfellow's King Robert of Sicily.