Charles King Hall

December 10, 2007

Charles King Hall was born in London on August 17th 1845, and died there on September 1st 1895. An English composer and theoretical writer he was organist successively at St. Paul’s (Camden Square), St. Luke’s, and Christ Church. He wrote “School for the Harmonium”; “Harmonium Primer” (Novello). Hall composed a lot of church-music, many songs, and piano-forte pieces, also numerous operettas for German Reed’s entertainments at St. George’s Hall, among them being Foster-brothers, Doubleday’s Will, and A Tremendous Mystery (operettas by F. C. Burnand); The Artful Automaton, and A Strange Host (operettas by A. Law); Grimstone Grange and A Christmas Stocking (operettas by G A Beckett); The Naturalist (operetta by C. Carr). These were his most popular works.

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