Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Howgill, William

HOWGILL, WILLIAM (fl. 1794), organist and composer, was organist at Whitehaven in 1794, and some years later, probably in 1810, removed to London.

He published:

  1. 'Four Voluntaries, part of the 3rd Chapter of the Wisdom of Solomon for three Voices, and six favourite Psalm Tunes, with an Accompaniment for the Organ,' London [1825?].
  2. 'Two Voluntaries for the Organ, with a Miserere and Gloria Tibi, Domine.'
  3. 'An Anthem and two Preludes for the Organ.'

[Grove's Dict. of Music, i. 754; Fétis's Biog. Univ. des Musiciens, iii. 375.]

R. F. S.