CROW, Dr. Edwin John (1841-1908)
Born in Sittingbourne, Kent on 17 September 1841; died in
Harrogate, Yorkshire on 7 December 1908.
A chorister at Rochester Cathedral under John Larkin Hopkins, to
whom he was later articled. When in 1856 Hopkins moved to Cambridge and was succceded by his cousin, John Hopkins, the
articles were transferred. During this time, Crow taught the boys of the choir. Graduated Mus.B. (1872) and Mus.D. (1882) at the
University of Cambridge.
Studied with George Löhr in Leicester (from 1858). Organist of
Holy Trinity Church, Leicester (from 1861), having been acting organist for three years. Later, organist of St. Andrew's Church and
St. John's Church, both also in Leicester.
In 1873 he was appointed organist of Ripon Cathedral with effect
from 1 January the following year. Taught al Ripon Grammar School; conductor of local music societies. Organist of the Parish
Church, Skelton-cum-Hardy (1876-1881). An exarniner for the Incorporated School of Music. Retired in 1902.
His compositions include hymn tunes, a setting of Psalm 146, a
Harvest Cantata, a Communion Service in F, a Morning Service in C (commissioned for the opening of the organ in Ripon Cathedral
in April 1878) and settings of the Evening Service in G, in A and in D. He also composed songs, and pieces for organ and piano.