1823–1889
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© National Portrait Gallery

March 16, 1823, London, England.

March 1, 1889, London, England.

Highgate Cemetery (East), London, England.

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In 1874, Monk became a singing teacher at King’s College. In 1876, he became a teacher at the National Training School for Music. In 1878, he started teaching at Bed­ford College.

In addition, he was music director for almost four decades at St. Mat­thias, Stoke New­ing­ton, Lon­don, and was the first musical editor for Hymns Ancient and Modern, the historic hymnal which sold 60 million copies. Thomas Har­dy wrote of Monk’s editing for Hymns Ancient and Modern:

Stripped of some of your vesture
By Monk or another. Now you wore no frill,
And at first you startled me. But I know you still,
Though I missed the min­im’s waver
And the dotted quaver.

  1. Aber
  2. Alleluia Pe­ren­ne
  3. Ascension
  4. Ave Ver­um Cor­pus
  5. Bede
  6. Beverley
  7. Bickley
  8. Bright and Beautiful
  9. Calvary
  10. Cephas
  11. Colyton
  12. Coronae
  13. Crüger
  14. Death
  15. Ecce Homo
  16. Ellacombe
  17. Energy
  18. Evelyns
  19. Eventide
  20. Gethsemane
  21. Heinlein
  22. Innocents
  23. Knighton
  24. Life and Love
  25. Lochbie
  26. Melton Mow­bray
  27. Merton
  28. Milites
  29. Miserere
  30. Morning
  31. Neale
  32. Nutfield
  33. Oh, the Bitter
  34. Peterborough
  35. Ravenshaw
  36. Return
  37. Safely, Safely
  38. Samuel
  39. Sherborne
  40. St. Bernard
  41. St. Con­stan­tine
  42. St. Denys
  43. St. Ethelwald
  44. St. Magnus
  45. St. Matthias
  46. St. Medan
  47. St. Philip
  48. St. Sacrament
  49. Swansea
  50. Theodulph
  51. Tristes Er­ant
  52. Unde et Me­mor­es
  53. Victory
  54. Vigilate
  55. Waltham
  56. Wells
  57. Winchester New
  58. Wordsworth