1812–1884

Introduction

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Born: June 27, 1812, Wor­ces­ter, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 21, 1884, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Ken­sal Green Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Biography

Hullah stu­died un­der Will­iam Hors­ley from 1829, and Do­me­ni­co Cri­vel­li at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Mu­sic (1833–35).

One of his fel­low stu­dents was Fan­ny Dick­ens, eld­est sis­ter of au­thor Charles Dick­ens. Hul­lah met Charles through her, and in 1836, he wrote the mu­sic for Dick­ens’ co­mic op­e­ra The Vil­lage Co­quettes.

Hullah taught vo­cal mu­sic at Kings Col­lege in the Strand, Queen’s Col­lege, and Be­dford Col­lege. Start­ing in 1841, he con­duct­ed vo­cal music class­es for day and Sun­day school teach­ers.

Publications

Sources

Music