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William Walsham How

William Walsham How(13 December 1823 – 10 August 1897) was an English bishop.

Known as Walsham How, he was the son of a Shrewsbury solicitor, How was educated at Shrewsbury School, Wadham College, Oxford and University College, Durham. He was ordained in 1846, and after a curacy at Kidderminster, began more than thirty years actively engaged in parish work in Shropshire, as curate at the Abbey Church in Shrewsbury in 1848. In 1851 he became Rector of Whittington and was at one point Rural Dean of Oswestry in 1860, then Suffragan Bishop of Bedford and in turn Bishop of Wakefield.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 13th, 1823 (Shrewsbury), Died August 10th, 1897

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-2380 12-in. 3/16/1905 O Jesus, Thou art standing Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin obbligato lyricist  
Victor B-27097 10-in. 12/4/1922 O Jesus, thou art standing Clifford Cairns ; Charles Harrison Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-63202 10-in. 5/21/1930 Oh Jesus, thou art standing John Seagle ; Leonard Stokes Male vocal duet, with organ lyricist  


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