1786–1855

No­vem­ber 18, 1786, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Ap­ril 30, 1856, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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

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One of the orig­in­al mem­bers of the Phil­har­mon­ic Soc­i­e­ty (found­ed 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