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As organist of Gloucester Cathedral from until his death, he contributed a good deal to the Three Choirs Festival for 30 years. Brewer lived in Gloucester his whole life. He was the organist at two of its churches, and also founded the city's choral society in He had been a Gloucester Cathedral chorister in his boyhood, and began his organ studies there under C. In , at the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester, Brewer was entrusted with conducting the premiere of Sibelius 's tone-poem for soprano and orchestra, Luonnotar , Op.

As a composer, Brewer was fairly conservative. His output includes church music of all types, cantatas, songs, instrumental works, and orchestral music. The greater part of his life was devoted to the advancement of the standards of ecclesiastical music.

Some of it has been recorded on the Priory label. His Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D major are in the standard repertoire of Anglican church music. He was knighted in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Organist and Master of the Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral


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