1830–1903

Introduction

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Born: Ju­ly 22, 1830, Eal­ing, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 26, 1903, East­bourne, Eng­land.

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Biography

Oakeley at­tend­ed Rug­by School and Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty, then stu­died in Leip­zig, Dres­den, and Bonn, Ger­ma­ny.

He taught at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land (Reid Chair of Mu­sic, 1865–91). Arch­bi­shop Tait gave him a doc­tor­ate of mu­sic at Can­ter­bu­ry in 1871. He was knight­ed in 1876, and five years lat­er be­came Com­pos­er of Mu­sic to Queen Vic­tor­ia in Scot­land.

Among his bet­ter known works is Suite in the Old­en Style op. 27 (1893).

Sources

Music

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