Charles Wood

Charles Wood Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    15th June 1866
  • Died
    12th July 1926
  • Birthplace

Charles Wood was an Irish composer and teacher; his pupils included Ralph Vaughan Williams at Cambridge and Herbert Howells at the Royal College of Music. Born in Vicars' Hill in the Cathedral precincts of Armagh, Ireland, he was the fifth child and third son of Charles Wood Sr. and Jemima Wood. The boy was a treble chorister in the choir of the nearby St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland). His father sang tenor as a stipendiary 'Gentleman' or 'Lay Vicar Choral' in the Cathedral choir and was also the Diocesan Registrar of the church. He was a cousin of Irish composer Ina Boyle.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Expectans Expectavi Anthem Choir and Instrument
On Time Chorale Choir and Orchestra
Ding Dong Merrily on High Christmas Carols Choir
Ding Dong Merrily on High Christmas Carols Choir
2 Bourrées Dance Organ
Gigue Dance Organ
3 Preludes on Melodies from the Genevan Psalter Prelude Organ
16 Preludes Prelude Organ
String Quartet in E-flat major 'Harrogate' Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet in F major Quartet String Quartet
Piae Cantiones Sacred Mass Choir
Short Communion Service in the Phrygian Mode Sacred Mass Choir
Iphigenia in Tauris Theatrical / Incidental Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Ion of Euripides, Op.4 Theatrical / Incidental Voice(s) and Orchestra