Allen, William Joseph [25.apr.]1857-14.feb.1940 England Berkshire, Wokingham - Surrey, Camberley
organist, 1876-1896 organist of St Paul's Church and music dealer in Wokingham, 1891 as widowed organist and music dealer residing with his mother, his 2 children of an unknown mother and a servant at 8 Broad Street in Wokingham, 1896-1902 organist of St Paul's Church in Frimley, 1904-1905 organist of Garrison Church in Deepcut, 1913 organist of Holy Trinity Church in Hawley, 1911-1920 as organist and music teacher residing at 11 Victoria Road in Camberley, 1920 organist of St Paul's Church in Camberley ; son of gas maker William Allen (Hertfordshire, Watford 1833-1899 Wokingham) and nurse Hannah Surman (Shinfield 1838-1924 Wokingham), separated/divorced by 1870 ; 12.dec.1880 at St Mary in London Islington he married Mary Elizabeth Boggis (Cheltenham 1857-1881 Wokingham) ; 24.feb.1892 at St Peter in Farnborough Surrey he married Caroline Evans (Wokingham 1859-) ; ?illegitimate children daughter Mary Elizabeth (Wokingham 1886-), son Frederick William (Wokingham 15.may.1888-)

[the listed compositions and arrangements are probably not all by William Joseph Allen (1857-1940) but another composer W J Allen cannot be identified]

Title Parts


[] Villaframa. Grand galop militaire. Band
music W. J. Allen
pub E. Vimeux, London 1868
[rem: both the title and the year of publication are doubtful, see Villafranca 1883]

[] Hippodrome quadrille. Piano
as played at Barnum's Grand Roman Hippodrome New York
dedication : To P. T. Barnum Esq.
music W. J. Allen
pub Wm. A. Pond, New York 1874

[] The Criterion polka. Octet band
music William J. Allen
pub London 1877

[] Villafranca. Grand galop militaire. Band
music William J. Allen
pub London 1883

[] New Gavotte in B flat
music William Joseph Allen (1857-1940)
pub W. J. Allen, Mount Pleasant, Wokingham 16jun1883

[] Forgive and forget. Song. Voice and piano
music William J. Allen
pub S. W. Blair, Boston 1887

[] Merlo. Valse for the pianoforte
music William Joseph Allen (1857-1940)
pub W. J. Allen, Farnborough 1896

[] The eclipse. Air varie. Solo cornet and trumpet, baryton, tenorhorn, tuba, euphonium and piano
music W. J. Allen
also arranged for Euphonium solo, Baryton and piano, Cornet and piano, etc
pub Carl Fischer, New York
pub R. Smith & Co., London

[] Emergency march. Banjo / 2 Banjos
music W. J. Allen
pub Carl Fischer, New York

[] The golden cornet. Fantasia. Cornet solo / Military band / Brass band
music W. J. Allen
pub Hawkes & Son, London

[] Queen of harmony. Fantasy
music W. J. Allen
pub Carl Fischer, New York

2021-11-06 00:00:00