|Short Name:||Edward Miller|
|Full Name:||Miller, Edward, 1735-1807|
|Birth Year (est.):||1731|
Edward Miller (1731 or 1735 – 1807) was an English musician, composer and historian of Doncaster. He is most noted as the writer of the hymn tunes ROCKINGHAM and GALWAY.
Miller was the son of a pavior but left home to study music. For a time he was a flautist in Handel's orchestra. He was appointed organist of St George's Minster Doncaster in 1756 and continued in the post for 50 years. The University of Cambridge awarded him a doctorate in 1786.
Miller arranged the tune ROCKINGHAM as a hymn tune in 1790, to which Isaac Watts' hymn "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" is sung. Miller also wrote the tune GALWAY, to which Charles Wesley's hymn "A charge to keep I have" is sung.
The Psalms of David Set to New Music, 1774
Elements of Thorough-bass and Composition, 1787
The Psalms of David for the Use of Parish Churches, 1790
Thoughts on the Present Performance of Psalmody, 1791
The Psalms of Watts and Wesley, 1801
Sacred Music, 1802
History of Doncaster, 1804