1851-1922

November 29, 1851, London, England.

December 18, 1922, London, England.

Eldest son of artist Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899), Myles the younger attended Brighton and Guildford Grammar School and entered the stock exchange. He subsequently enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music, and was a pupil of Hamilton Clarke, Arthur Sullivan and Ebenezer Prout. He played the organ at St. James Church, Marylebone (1873), and St. George’s, Campden Hill (1875); the Foundling Hospital (1880-94); and at Her Majesty’s Theatre. He was also choirmaster of St. James, Holborn. He composed children’s cantatas and much church music. His works include:

  1. Crucis Milites
  2. Crucis Victoria
  3. Dedication
  4. Hallel
  5. Watching in the Meadows