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