Charles Vincent (19th September 1852 - 28th February 1934), Mus.B. (Oxon, 1878), Mus.D. (Oxon, 1885), was born at Houghtonle Spring, Durham, and, beginning in 1864, was a chorister at the Cathedral under Dr. Philip Armes.
He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory under Dr Karl Reinecke, and held a number of church appointments: 1875-76. Organist of Monkwearmouth Parish Church, 1864-68; St. Mark’s, Sunderland; Tavistock Parish Church, 1877-83; Kelly College, Tavistock, 1877-83; and Christ Church, Hampstead, 1883-91.
He was editor of the “Organist and Choirmaster”; founded the Vincent Music Publishing Co.; taught harmony at Trinity College London. Composed cantatas, organ pieces, songs, &c. Son of C. J. Vincent; brother of George F. Vincent and H. S. Vincent. He served as examiner for Trinity College, London, travelling to South Africa and Australia.
He died in Monte Carlo in 1934.
Tomorrow is the 168th anniversary of Charles Vincent's birth, so, I will dedicate this one to him.
"Postlude in D Minor" is a vigorous work found in "Twelve Postludes or Concluding Voluntaries" published by The Vincent Music Company Ltd.
The harmonies are bold, and the writing is concise. There is good contrasts of texture and volume, and the final measures make for an impressive conclusion.
The score is attached below, as well as two photos of Charles Vincent.
Happy 168th Birthday, CV!