George Vincent (1855-1928) was the brother of Charles Vincent (1852-1934), the composer who has already been featured in a number of my uploads.
The entire family were organists, as the father was also an organist. A third son, H. S. Vincent (1861-1935) was an organ builder based in Sunderland.
George Frederick Vincent studied at the Leipzig Conservatory, 1874-76, under Dr Karl Reinecke, Dr Robert Papperitz and Ernst Friedrich E. Richter. Organist of Sunderland Parish Church, 1872-74; St. Mary’s Parish Church, Whitburn, 1877-82; St. Thomas’, Sunderland, 1882-1900; St. Michael’s, Cornhill, London's, the same position held by Harold Darke for many years, who succeeded Vincent.
"Melody in F" is the third work in Book Two, First Set. It was published in 1904 by the Vincent Music Company, Ltd. It is "inscribed to Mrs. F. Wade (Sunderland)".
It is marked to be played "Andante con moto" and is tuneful and full of charm. There is a nice sense of shape about it, and the effect is very pleasing.
Like all Vincent publications, you'll want to check for errors in accidentals, manual and/ or registration changes, etc.
Comparing the works of George and Charles, George seems to write more diatonic harmonies, and the effects are more straight forward. Of course I'm making that assessment based solely upon these three pieces.
MORE Vincent music coming soon!
The score is attached below, as well as several photos of St. Michael's, Cornhill.