1786–1855

November 18, 1786, London, England.

April 30, 1856, London, England.

St. Marylebone Cemetery (now known as the East Finchley Cemetery), London, England.

portrait

One of the original members of the Phil­har­mon­ic Society (founded in 1813), Bi­shop was known as a concert pianist, and for composing operatic pieces and operettas.

He received a BMus degree from Ox­ford in 1839, and in November 1841 was elected to a musical professorship in Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land. He was knighted in 1842, and in 1848 took over the musical chair at Ox­ford. He received a doctorate of music from Ox­ford in 1853.

  1. ’Mid Scenes of Confusion
  2. Spanish Chant