Born: March 1, 1835, Oun­dle, North­amp­ton­shire, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 5, 1909, Dal­ston, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Ab­ney Park Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don.


Son of Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter Eb­en­e­zer Prout, Eb­en­e­zer the young­er was a schol­ar and ed­it­or.

Educated at Lon­don Un­i­ver­si­ty (BA 1854), he taught at the Na­tion­al Train­ing School for Mu­sic (1876–82); the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Mu­sic (1879–1909); and Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Dub­lin (1894).

He ed­it­ed the Month­ly Mu­sic­al Re­view (1871–75), and was a mu­sic cri­tic for The Acad­e­my (1874–79) and The Athen­ae­um (1879–89). He com­posed a num­ber of can­ta­tas, an or­gan con­cer­to, sym­pho­nies, and church mu­sic.

  1. Cairnbrook
  2. Greenwood
  3. Monkstown
  4. Willerby
  5. Solitude