The post of organist of York Minster passed successively from father to son through four generations of the Camidge family; John the Younger, for many years assistant to his father Matthew (1764-1844), held the office 1842-48. He suffered a paralytic stroke while playing the organ in 1848 and never played again.
Like his father and his grandfather (John the elder, 1734-1803), he is best known as a composer of chants.
Enchiridion Biographical Notes
The following links let you hear the Camidge chant, played by the computer on a synthesised organ.
It will play twice, and clicking on the link again will cause it to repeat.
You might need to click Refresh on your browser, or press F5 before playing, as the chant files change regularly.
Full four-part chant
|Hear the part||Soprano only||Alto only||Tenor only||Bass only|
|Karaoke||No Soprano||No Alto||No Tenor||No Bass|
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February 19, 2004