Born: Jan­ua­ry 27, 1841, Bris­tol, Glou­ces­ter, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 30, 1909, Hay­ward’s Heath, Sus­sex, Eng­land.

Cremated: Gold­ers Green, Lon­don, Eng­land.


Jordan be­gan his mu­sic­al ca­reer as a cho­ris­ter, first at Bris­tol Ca­thed­ral, and lat­er at St. Paul’s Ca­thed­ral.

He was edu­cat­ed at Ox­ford (BMus 1869), and re­ceived the Lam­beth de­gree of Doc­tor of Mu­sic in 1886.

A cham­pi­on of plain­song, he was an hon­or­ary or­gan­ist of the Lon­don Gre­gor­i­an As­so­cia­tion, where he took a pro­mi­nent part in the an­nu­al fes­tiv­als at St. Paul’s Ca­thed­ral.

He was a pro­fess­or of or­gan and har­mo­ny at the Guild­hall School of Mu­sic, and an hon­or­ary fel­low, ex­am­in­er and trea­sur­er of the Roy­al Col­lege of Or­gan­ists.

Jordan played the or­gan at St. Paul’s, Bun­hill Row (1857); St. Luke’s Hol­lo­way (1860); and from 1866 un­til his death at St. Ste­phen’s Church, Lew­is­ham (where he was al­so choir mas­ter).




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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Jor­dan (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),