Angel, Alfred 14.jun.1816-24.may.1876 England Sussex, Chichester - Devon, Exeter
organist, choirmaster, 14.jun.1816 baptized in Chichester as son of Joseph and Jane, chorister and later until 1842 assistant organist of Wells Cathedral, apr.1842-1876 organist, sub-chanter and informator puerorum (master of the choristers) of Exeter Cathedral, 1842 vicar and 1864 lay vicar at Exeter Cathedral, 1850 professor of music, among his pupils were Walter Bond Gilbert and Ferris Tozer, 1850 until death residing at Cathedral Yard at The Close in Exeter, he was buried in the Old Cemetery ; c1844 he married Anne (Wiltshire, Salisbury 1812-1870 Exeter) ; son Arthur Corfe (Exeter 6.apr.1845-11.jan.1866 aged 20 drowned in the wreck of the London in the Bay of Biscay ; son Edmund Grey (Exeter 1847-)

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[] Blow ye the trumpet in Zion. Anthem
gained the Gresham Prize in 1842
the winning pieces were usually published in yellow paper wrappers whereon were printed the number of the composition, Sir Thomas Gresham's coat of arms and his motto Humani Generis Decus. Among the judges at these competitions were Dr. Crotch, R. J. S. Stevens, W. Horsley and Sir J. L. Rogers

[] Arise my fair and come away. Madrigalian four-part song. 1861
words E. Moore

[] Blessing, glory, wisdom and thanks. An anthem for eight voices (double chorus), composed by Sebastian Bach. Adapted to English words. With an accompaniment for the organ or piano forte by Alfred Angel
music Georg Gottfried Wagner (1819 published as Johann Sebastian Bach), arr Alfred Angel
pub J. Alfred Novello, London 1847
revised for the use of the Bach Choir, 1876
pub Novello, Ewer & Co., London / New York 1894
pub Novello, London 1927

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