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. Edmund’s 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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