Richard R. Terry

Birth / Death Dates
1865 - 1938

Richard Runciman Terry was an English organist and music scholar, instrumental in reviving early (Tudor) English church music. In 1901 he was appointed music director at Westminster Cathedral, where he worked until 1924. He was influenced by the Gregorian Chant revival of the monks of Solesmes (France), and at Westminster Cathedral emphasized the repertory of the English Renaissance, including the Latin works of Byrd, Tallis, Mundy, Tye, and Philips.