Born: March 16, 1827, London, England.
Died: May 15, 1905, Islington, London, England.
Buried: Highgate Cemetery West, London, England.
Calkin was organist, precentor and choirmaster at St. Columba’s College, Navan (later Rathfarnham), Ireland; and organist at Woburn Chapel, London (1853–57); Camden Road Chapel (1863–68); and St. Thomas’ Church, Camden Town (1870–74).
He belonged to the London Philharmonic Society and the Council of Trinity College, Cambridge, and was a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Croydon Conservatory, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
He wrote morning and evening services; settings for the Magnificat, Te Deum and Nunc Dimittis; anthems, songs, part-songs, glees, hymn tunes, and organ pieces.
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