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Bruce Steane

Bruce Henry Dennis Steane was born on 22. June 1866 in Camberwell, London, England. He was a British organist and composer of classical music.

 

Steane began playing the piano at the age of 3 and was a chorister at the St. Augustine's Church at Forest Hill at the age of 8. At the age of 12 he became assistant organist there and later studied organ at Dulwich College.

 

In his later years Bruce Steane was organist for example at St Mary Matfelon, Cuddington Parish Church, Kemsing Parish Church (from 1903), Seal's Parish Church, Swanley Convalescent Home St Bartholomew's Hospital (from 1905) and Combe Martin Parish Church (from 1918).

 

He composed around 400 compositions, mainly organ and sacred music, among them 100 anthems, 25 church services and 120 organ compositions. Steane also composed some chamber and orchestral music, and won several prizes for his compositions.

 

Bruce Steane died in 1938.

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