Walmisley, Thomas (b London, 21 January, 1814 - d Hastings, 17 January, 1856)
Walmisley studied composition with his godfather Thomas Attwood, and became organist of both Trinity College, and St John's College, Cambridge in 1833, and then became professor of music in 1836. His lectures, skill as an organist and choir trainer, and involvement in amateur musical circles were a major contribution to musical life in Cambridge. As a composer, he revitalised English cathedral music (along with S S Wesley), and his Evening Service in D minor (1855) is considered to be his masterpiece.