1875-1958
portrait

March 9, 1875, Belsize Park, London, England.

October 24, 1958, Southwold, Suffolk, England.

After cremation, Shaw was interred in a small, almost unmarked grave in Southwold.

Brother of Geoffrey Shaw, Martin attended the Royal College of Music, and later worked in the theater with Gordon Craig and Isadora Duncan. He played the organ at St. Mary, Primrose Hill (1908-20); St. Martin-in-the-Fields (1920-24), Eccleston Guild House (1924-35), and was director of music for the Anglican diocese of Chelmsford (1935-45), and helped found the Purcell Operatic Society. In 1924, Shaw became one of the first men to broadcast on the BBC. His works include:

These tunes are reproduced here by kind permission of the Martin Shaw estate.

  1. Bromley Common
  2. Gentle Jesus
  3. High Road
  4. Little Cornard
  5. Marching
  6. Noël Nouvelet
  7. Purpose
  8. Riley
  9. Royal Oak
  10. Westridge

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