Illogan Highway Methodist Church and Church Hall
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Thomas Merritt (1863-1908), who composed several Christmas carols, including "Hark the Glad Sound! The Saviour Comes" and "Lo! He Comes, an Infant Stranger" was organist at the Methodist church (pictured) from 1889 until his death in 1908. Merritt was born at Illogan, the son of Thomas Merritt; he also composed an oratorio “The Christian Soldier” and a sacred cantata “Shepherd of Israel”. Thomas Merritt, whose carols are sung by Cornishmen worldwide and who was commissioned to write the 1902 Coronation March for Edward VII, is buried in Illogan churchyard.
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- Parish of St Illogan; Thomas Merritt
- "Twelve Cornish Carols: Thomas Merritt". www.trevadamusic.co.uk. Trevada Music. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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