1887–1962
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Born: De­cem­ber 30, 1887, Chag­ford, De­von, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 24, 1962, near Ot­te­ry, De­von, Eng­land.

Buried: St. John the Ev­an­gel­ist church­yard, Tip­ton St. John, De­von, Eng­land.

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Ley trained as a cho­ris­ter at St. George’s Cha­pel, Windsor, as a mu­sic schol­ar at Up­ping­ham, the Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic, and as an or­gan schol­ar at Ke­ble Col­lege, Ox­ford.

He was pre­cen­tor of Rad­ley Col­lege; or­gan­ist at Christ Church Ca­thed­ral, Ox­ford (1909–26); chor­a­gus of the Un­i­ver­si­ty, Ox­ford; pro­fess­or of the or­gan at the Roy­al Col­lege of Mu­sic (1919); and or­gan­ist at Eton Col­lege.

  1. Gelobt Sei Gott