(b Southsea, 1892; d Midhurst, 1982). Eng. organist, chorusmaster, critic, and broadcaster. Worked for the Gramophone Co. 1920–30. Head of mus. talks, BBC, 1940–52. Authority on plainchant. Author of monographs and books on Schubert, Dvořák, etc. Ed. of several reference books. Reviewer of records in Gramophone for nearly 50 years (its music orch. 1952–72). MBE 1972.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.