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Walter Parratt

(1841—1924) organist


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(b Huddersfield, 1841; d Windsor, 1924). Eng. organist and composer. Pupil of his father Thomas, who was org. Huddersfield parish ch. 1812–62. Held org. post at age of 11. Org., Great Witley, Worcs., 1864–8, Wigan 1868–72, Magdalen Coll., Oxford, 1872–82, St George's Chapel, Windsor, 1882–1924. Prof. of org. RCM 1883–1923. Prof. of mus., Oxford Univ., 1908–18, dean of mus., London Univ. from 1916. Master of the Queen's (King's) Mus. 1893–1924. Bach specialist. Some comps. Knighted 1892, KCVO 1921.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.



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