Ralph Downes

(1904—1993) organist

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(b Derby, 1904; d London, 1993). Eng. organist. Ass. org., Southwark Cath. 1923–5. Lect. Princeton Univ., NJ, 1928–35; org., London Oratory 1936–77; designed many important orgs. incl. RFH. Prof. of org., RCM, 1954–75. CBE 1969.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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