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Boris Ord

(1897—1961) musician


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(b Bristol, 1897; d Cambridge, 1961). Eng. organist, choirmaster, and composer. On staff of Cologne Opera 1927. Org. and choirmaster, King's Coll., Cambridge, 1929–57, popularizing through radio the famous Christmas Eve Fest. of Nine Lessons and Carols; lect. in mus., Cambridge Univ. 1936–58; cond. Cambridge Univ. Mus. Soc. 1936–54. Wrote one carol, Adam lay y-bounden (1957). CBE 1958.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.


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