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Voluntary in E

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Uploaded by: Erzahler (07/22/19)
Composer: Stirling, Elizabeth
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
Voluntary in E 1867

Elizabeth Stirling a.k.a. Elizabeth Bridge (26 February 1819 – 25 March 1895)

Elizabeth Stirling was born in Greenwich, London, and studied piano and organ at the Royal Academy of Music with Edward Holmes and W. B. Wilson, and harmony with James Alexander Hamilton and Sir George Macfarren. In 1837 she performed a recital at St. Katherine's Church, Regent's Park, which was reviewed by The Musical World.
In 1839 she took a position as organist at All Saints Church, Poplar, where she remained until 1858. In that year, she was the successful competitor for the post of organist at St Andrew Undershaft, a position she filled until 1880.
As an organist, she was noted for her exceptional pedal playing. She published two grand voluntaries; six pedal fugues; eight slow movements and other organ-pieces, over fifty songs and duets, and arrangements of the works of Bach, Mozart and Handel.
Her most popular song was "All Among the Barley".
In 1863, she married Frederick Albert Bridge ('F.A. Bridge') (1841–1917), photographer, choirmaster of St Martin-in-the-Fields and organist and choirmaster of St Martin, Ludgate.

Frederick Albert Bridge or F. A. Bridge (18 December 1841 – 29 December 1917) was an English photographer, organist, singer and choirmaster.
He was born in Shadwell. He maintained a professional photographer's studio at Dalston Lane, Hackney. He completed a series of photographs of tunneling on the Central London Railway in 1897.
Bridge married organist and composer Elizabeth Stirling (1818–1895) on 16 May 1863 in Stepney. After she died, he married Eliza Mary Perfect Harding (1845–1910)
Besides his photography career, Bridge was successful as a conductor and singer. He worked for many years as choirmaster of St Martin-in-the-Fields. He also served as organist and choirmaster of St Martin, Ludgate, and conducted the St. John’s Choral Society.
See also F. J. Bridge (related?)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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