Arthur Henry D. (1811-1857)
Last updated: 06.02.20
Arthur Henry Dyke Troyte was an English composer of tunes and chants born in Killerton, near Exeter.
The second son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Bt (1787-1871) of Killerton, he was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He studied law, had interests in science and wrote chants and tunes for the 1857 Salisbury Hymn Book at the request of Bishop Hamilton. He changed his surname to Troyte in 1852 in order to inherit the estate of a relative, Rev. Edward Berkeley Troyte.
Troyte is best remembered as the composer of the chant used as a setting of the Sunset Poem or Rev. Eli Jenkins' Prayer. He also wrote the chant for Der Herr ist mein Hirte. br He died in Bridehead, Cheshire.
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