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.