Henry Balfour Gardiner
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1877-11-07
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Henry Balfour Gardiner

Henry Balfour Gardiner Biography (Wikipedia)

Henry Balfour Gardiner (7 November 1877 – 28 June 1950) was a British musician, composer, and teacher.

He was born at Kensington (London). Between his conventional education at Charterhouse School and New College, Oxford, where he obtained only a pass degree, Gardiner was a piano student at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt am Main, where he was taught by Iwan Knorr and Lazzaro Uzielli [de], who had been a pupil of Clara Schumann. He belonged to the Frankfurt Group, a circle of composers who studied at the Hoch Conservatory in the late 1890s. With George Gardiner (no relation) he collected folk songs in Hampshire (1905-1906), taught music briefly at Winchester College (1907), and composed. His works included compositions in a variety of genres, including two symphonies, but many of his scores are lost and only a very limited amount of his music survives.

His best-known work Evening Hymn (1908), a setting of the compline hymn "Te lucis ante terminum", is a lush, romantic work for eight-part choir and organ, of dense harmonies. For most of the time, it sits in four parts, though the treble, alto, tenor, and bass parts all subdivide at various points. It is considered a classic of the English choral repertoire and is still regularly performed as an anthem at Evensong in Anglican churches.

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Henry Balfour Gardiner
Te lucis ante terminum
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Te lucis ante terminum

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A Berkshire Idyll
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A Berkshire Idyll
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Evening Hymn
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Evening Hymn
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Evening Hymn
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Evening Hymn
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Te lucis ante terminum
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Te lucis ante terminum

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Charles Wood Singers
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Overture to a Comedy
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Overture to a Comedy
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Overture to a Comedy
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Overture to a Comedy
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The Quiet Garden
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The Quiet Garden

The Quiet Garden

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Martin Oxenham and Jonathan Beatty
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Michaelchurch for piano
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Michaelchurch for piano
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Evening Hymn (Te Lucis Ante Terminum)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1919: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1919
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Queen's Hall
1919-08-16T06:44:19
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Aug
1919

Proms 1919: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1919

Queen's Hall

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