Kenneth Nicholson Naylor was born in Sunderland, County Durham on 25 April 1931 and died on 16 June 1991.
He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, and at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he read music.
He taught music at the Leys School, Cambridge from 1953-80 and subsequently at Christ’s Hospital (1980-86).
Among his compositions are hymns tunes, including Eastville and Coe Fen.
Coe Fen works well as the tune for a new text by Dominic Grant for Holy/Maundy Thursday: 'O Watcher in the Wilderness', as seen in Singing the Faith (667).
Coe Fen – How shall I sing that majesty – appears here at The Art of Music in a best-selling choral arrangement and descant by Alistair Warwick.
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