Wostenholme, Maurice Lawton

Musician, born at Hastings, the son of the Rev. Henry Wostenholme (1858-1924; e.m. 1881). He was organist of Musters Road WM church, Nottingham 1908-1910 and of the Central Hall, Birmingham 1910-1931. From 1918 to 1931 he was also music master at King Edward's School, Birmingham. He retired because of ill health from both these posts and also from the committee editing the 1933 Methodist Hymn Book. His setting of 'There's a light upon the mountain' (HP 246; SF 188) was written for the hymn at the author's request in 1908 and first published in Britain in the New People's Hymnary (1922). He died at Penzance on 1 August 1959.