George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1848-1934
Born: December 27, 1848, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.
Died: March 3, 1934, Highgate, London, England.
Buried: Little Walsingham, Norfolk, England.
George Ratcliffe Woodward (27 December 1848 – 3 March 1934) was an Anglican priest who wrote mostly religious verse, both original and translated from ancient authors. The best-known of these were written to fit traditional melodies, mainly of the Renaissance. He sometimes harmonised these melodies himself, but usually left this to his frequent collaborator, composer Charles Wood.
Woodward was born at 26, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead and educated in Elstree, Hertfordshire, then Harrow School. In 1867 he won a Sayer Schol… Go to person page >