April 30, 1837, Norwich, England.

September 13, 1913, Birmingham, England.

Gaul became a chorister in Norwich Cathedral at age nine, and went on to play the organ at St. John’s, Ladywood, Birmingham, and St. Augustine’s, Edgbaston. He earned a MusB degree from Cambridge University in 1863, became conductor of the Walsall Philharmonic Society in 1887, and taught harmony and counterpoint at the Birmingham and Midland Institute and elsewhere. He is remembered as a composer of oratorios, cantatas, hymn tunes, chants, part songs, and pianoforte pieces. His works include:

  1. Filius Dei
  2. No Shadows Yonder
  3. St. Saviour