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.

His works in­clude 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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