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MORGAN, George Washbourne, organist, born in Gloucester, England, 9 April, 1822. At the age of eight years he played the service in the church of St. Nicholas, Gloucester, and he was subsequently organist in other churches. He then went to London, where he remained several years and made his first appearance as a solo organist. In 1853 he came to New York, where he has since resided. He has been organist of St. Thomas's and Grace Episcopal churches, and St. Ann's and St. Stephen's Roman Catholic churches, and of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. He has played in various parts of the United States with much success, and since 1880 has given annual organ recitals at Chickering hall. Mr. Morgan was the first to introduce in this country the organ-works of Bach, Hesse, and Mendelssohn, and music written for the organ with pedal obligato. He has published an Episcopal service in F.--His daughter, Maud, harpist, born in New York city, 22 November, 1864, studied music with her father and with the harpist Alfred Toulmin. She first appeared in 1875 in a concert with Ole Bull. She possesses good technique, and has been well received in New York and elsewhere.
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