Dr. John Naylor (8 June 1838 – 15 May 1897) was a composer and organist of York Minster from 1883- 1897 was born in Stanningley, Leeds. His brother George Frederick Naylor was also an organist. He married Mary Ann Chatwin on 26 December 1865. The children from the marriage were:
Edward Woodall Naylor (1867–1934) was also an organist and composer.
Emily Naylor b. 1868
Charles Legh Naylor (1869–1945). Organist of St. Peter's Church, Harrogate.
He died whilst on a voyage to Australia and was buried at sea, between Tenerife and the Cape, on 15 May 1897. A memorial was erected in York Minster on 29 June 1903, designed by George Frederick Bodley.
Naylor was a chorister at Leeds Parish Church and studied organ under Robert Senior Burton. He was deputy organist at Leeds Parish Church for a time. He later held two organist's posts in Scarborough. He was appointed organist of York Minster in 1883, and resigned from York Minster on 7 April 1897.
Whilst organist of York Minster he was also the conductor of the York Musical Society.
He was appointed an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in 1895.
As organist, Naylor also served at St Mary's Church, Scarborough from 1856 until 1873 and at All Saints' Church, Scarborough from 1873 until 1883.
"Postlude" was original written of "The Organist's Quarterly Journal," a large output of works in 10 volumes, with a wide range of composers, styles and levels of difficulty. It was later included in Novello's "The York Album," which is still available through the "print on demand" service.
It is marked "Con spirito." It is a real, rollicker in the sunny key of E-flat major. The writing is effective in its immediate appeal and clever, though completely "conventional" harmonic approach.
The score is attached below, as well as the Naylor memorial and a photo of the Quire of York Minster.
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