The British Musical Biography


Hudson, Robert

[E] Hudson, Robert, composer and vocalist,
born February 25, 1732. He studied under
Charles King, and was originally a tenor
singer in Marylebone and Ranelagh Gardens,
London, but in 1755 became assistant or-
ganist of St. Mildred, Bread Street, London.
He next became vicar-choral of St. Paul's
Cathedral, in 1756 ; Gentleman of the Chapel
Royal, 1758 ; Almoner and master of the
children of St. Paul's, 1773-93 ; and music-
master of Christ's Hospital. He died at
Eton, December 19, 1815. He composed
services, anthems, hymns, and glees, and
edited " The Myrtle, a collection of new Eng-
lish Songs," in three books, 1767.

[+] His daughter, Mary, was organist of St.
Olave, Hart Street ; St. Gregory, Old Fish
Street, 1790-1801. She died in London, March
28, 1801. Composer of a few hymns.

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