Thomas Frederick Handel Candlyn (1892–1964) was an English-born organist, composer and choirmaster who spent most of his professional career at two Episcopal Church congregations in New York.
He was born December 17, 1892 in Davenham, Cheshire, England, the son of Thomas John Candlyn, an organist, and received the Bachelor of Music degree from Durham University in 1911. In 1915 he was offered the position of organist and choirmaster at St. Paul’s Church, Albany, and he emigrated to the United States. He was to remain at St. Paul’s for twenty-eight years. In 1918 he became a United States citizen.
During his years in Albany, Candlyn taught at the New York State College for Teachers. He served as chair of the music department beginning in 1924 and received an honorary Doctorate of Pedagogy (Pd.D.) from the College in June 1927. Candlyn edited the compilation The Songs of New York State College for Teachers, founded the Albany Oratorio Society and conducted the Mendelssohn Club of Albany.
In 1943 he succeeded T. Tertius Noble as organist and choirmaster at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York, where he remained until his retirement in 1954.
Candlyn composed two hundred works, primarily anthems, cantatas, service settings and organ solos. Three of his anthems (“Christ, whose glory fills the skies,” “Thee We Adore,” and “King of Glory, King of Peace”) remain part of the standard repertoire of Episcopal church choirs in North America.
Just about everybody likes a "tuber tooter," and this is a good one. It's a lot harder than some of the genre, and the score is attached, if you want to give it a try.
"Fanfare-Procession (Tuba Theme)" was composed in 1934, and published by Carl Fischer, Inc. It's difficult because of the tempo, which you MUST maintain, and because of some "awkward" writing, played by one hand, while the tuba is playing in the other.
The score is attached below.