Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814-1856)

Thomas Attwood Walmisley was named after his godfather Thomas Attwood, the renowned English pupil of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Walmisley became professor of music at Cambridge in 1836 while still an undergraduate. He not only became organist of Trinity College and of St John's, but also deputized at King's College and at the University Church. This meant his playing at up to eight services on a single Sunday (and taking much of the choir with him as he rushed from chapel to chapel). It is not surprising that he suffered from depression and became an alcoholic. His choral music today belongs to the standard repertoire of church and cathedral choirs.

The Canadian Psalter and Anglican Chant Psalter each contain two of his chants.

Music Time standard notation

The following links let you hear the Walmisley 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

Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
Hear the part Soprano only Alto only Tenor only Bass only
Karaoke No Soprano No Alto No Tenor No Bass

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J. Malton
October 2, 2003

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