Wylde, Henry



English organist, conductor, composer and writer. At the time of his death he was principal of the London Academy of Music, which institution he established. He was born at Bushey, Hertfordshire, England; was intended for the church but decided to follow music as a profession; studied imder Moscheles, later was pupil of Cipriani Potter at the Royal Academy of Music, London, became one of the professors of harmony at the Royal Academy. In 1850 he received from Cambridge the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Doctor of Music; was instrumental in the formation of the New Philharmonic Society in 1852, and for a number of years conducted its annual concerts. In 1863 he was elected professor of music at Gresham College, London. Dr. Wylde built St. George's Hall, here in 1867 established the London Academy. His publications include the Science of Music, Modern Counterpoint, Music in its Art Mysteries, Occult Principles of Music, and other treatise; his musical compositions include piano sonatas, a piano concerto, a rhapsody for piano, songs, duets and the cantata, Prayer and Praise.