William Henry Monk (1823 - 1889)
Probably better known in his day as an organist, church musician, and music editor, William Henry Monk (16 March 1823 ? 18 March 1889) composed a fair number of popular hymn tunes, including one of the most famous from nineteenth century England, "Eventide", used for the hymn Abide with Me. He also wrote music for church services and a number of anthems.
Monk was born in London in 1823. His youth is not well documented, but it seems he developed quickly on the keyboard, but perhaps less so in composition. By age 18 he was organist at St. Peter's Church, Eaton Square (Central London). He lef ... (Read all)