1870–1939

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 1870, South­sea, Hamp­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 1939.

Buried: Twick­en­ham Ce­me­te­ry, Rich­mond, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

Having mas­tered the key­board and vi­o­lin as a boy, at age 14 Fowles went to stu­dy at the Brus­sels Con­ser­va­to­ry. In 1887, he won the Whit­comb Schol­ar­ship for so­lo vi­o­lin at the Roy­al Col­lege of Mu­sic. He stu­died at Ox­ford (1896–99), and in No­vem­ber 1899 be­came the young­est doc­tor of mu­sic in Br­itain.

In 1896 he be­came or­gan­ist and choir­mas­ter of St. George’s Pres­by­ter­i­an Church of West Croy­don. He served there un­til 1904, when he was in­vit­ed to be­come or­gan­ist and choir di­rect­or of the Pres­by­ter­ian Church in St. John’s Wood, Lon­don.

Fowles al­so served as an ex­am­in­er in the Lon­don Col­lege of Mu­sic (1908–20).

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