Banks, Ralph 8.nov.1767-20.sep.1841 England, Durham - Kent, Rochester
organist, choirmaster, 8.jan.1768 baptized as son of Ralph and Margery Banks at Saint Margaret in Durham, chorister and assistant organist at Durham Cathedral, studied organ with Thomas Ebdon in Durham, organist of the parish church in Houghton-le-Spring, 1789-1841 master of the choristers and 1792-1841 organist of Rochester Cathedral, organist for the evening services at St John's in Chatham one mile from Rochester, in a memorandum he wrote 'when I came to Rochester Cathedral only two services, Aldrich in G and Rogers in D, and seven anthems had been in rotation on Sundays for twelve years'

Title Parts

[] O Lord grant the King a long life. Anthem for five voices, composed for the King's Birth Day
in John Page's Harmonia sacra, London 1800
pub London 1805

[] May morning, a popular air. Glee for three voices
the poetry by Miss Herron
pub Printed for the Proprietor, by the Royal Harmonic Institution, London 1821

[] Faithless Emma, Glee harmonized for four voices
pub Hime & Son, Liverpool 1823

[] First rudiments of the piano forte
pub S. Chappell, London 1830/1834

[] A Selection of psalm and hymn tunes, from the compositions of Purcel, Croft, Greene, Haydn, Handel, &c. The harmonies filled up to a figured bass, with interludes to each verse, and directions for using the stops of an organ, but equally adapted for the piano forte
pub S. Chappell, London 1835

[] O sing unto the Lord. Anthem. 1840
for the inauguration of the restored organ at Rochester Cathedral 22nov1840

[] Te Deum. Rochester 1840
[] Jubilate. Rochester 1840
[] Sanctus. Rochester 1840
[] A Te Deum, Jubilate, Sanctus, Kyrie eleison, Nicene creed, anthems and chaunts, in score, with an arrangement for the organ or piano forte
pub the author, Rochester 1840

[] Give ear, O heavens. Anthem
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