November 26, 1841, Worcester, England (registration: Q1 1842 Worcester volume 18, page 541). Some sources incorrectly show his birth year as 1842.

October 24, 1897, Barnwood House Hospital, Barnwood, Gloucester, England.


Caldicott began his musical career as a chorister in Worcester Cathedral in 1851. He studied under the best masters in Germany, and in 1864 settled at Worcester as organist of St. Stephen’s and the Corporation. He conducted various musical societies, and in 1878, earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Cambridge University. He won a number of prizes of songs and glees, and in 1884 became a professor at the Royal College of Music in London, at the same taking the organ at Albert Palace, and editing Morley’s Part-Song Journal. He composed several cantatas (of which The Widow of Nain is best known), and a great number of part-songs, glees and songs.

In 1865, Caldicott married Maria Turner (Mayne) in Droitwich (near Worcester). The 1881 census shows him living at the Tything East Brittania Square St. Oswalds Lodge, Whistones, Worcester.

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