Thomas Tertius Noble (1867-1953) was born in Bath, England. An older sister gave him his first piano lessons and, at age thirteen, became organist at All Saints Church, Colchester, while studying organ with a provincial organist from Ipswich. He studied at the Royal College of Music under Sir Walter Parratt, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, and Sir John Frederick Bridge. After graduation, he was put on the RCM teaching staff, and soon was appointed assistant to Stanford at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1892, he became Organist and Choirmaster at Ely Cathedral, then in 1898, at York Minster. He also conducted the York Symphony Orchestra. In 1913, he crossed the Atlantic to accept an appointment at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in New York City, a position he then held for thirty years. He also founded the St. Thomas’ Choir School for boys in 1919. He composed orchestral works, chamber music, and music for the Anglican church, including services, anthems, and hymns. He is also known as editor of the G. Schirmer edition of Handel’s Messiah.
All are mixed chorus unless noted; some contain divisi.