Born: March 9, 1875, Bel­size Park, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 24, 1958, South­wold, Suf­folk, Eng­land.

Buried: After cre­ma­tion, Shaw’s ash­es were in­terred in St. Ed­munds Church­yard, South­wold, Suf­folk, Eng­land.


Brother of Geof­frey Shaw, Mar­tin at­tend­ed the Roy­al Col­lege of Mu­sic, and lat­er worked in the the­ater with Gor­don Craig and Isa­do­ra Dun­can.

He played the or­gan at St. Ma­ry, Prim­rose Hill (1908–20); St. Mar­tin-in-the-Fields (1920–24), Ec­cles­ton Guild House (1924–35), and was di­rect­or of mu­sic for the Ang­li­can dio­cese of Chelms­ford (1935–45), and helped found the Pur­cell Op­er­a­tic So­cie­ty.

In 1924, Shaw be­came one of the first men to broad­cast on the BBC.

His works in­clude:


These tunes are re­pro­duced here by kind per­miss­ion of the Mar­tin Shaw es­tate.


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