Percy Whitlock
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1903-06-01
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Percy Whitlock

Percy Whitlock Biography (Wikipedia)

Percy William Whitlock (1 June 1903 – 1 May 1946) was an English organist and post-romantic composer.

Whitlock was born in Chatham, Kent. A student of Vaughan Williams at London's Royal College of Music, Whitlock quickly arrived at a musical idiom that combined elements of his teacher's output and that of Elgar.[citation needed] His lush harmonic style also bore traces of Gershwin and other popular composers of the 1920s.[citation needed] Stanford, Rachmaninov and Roger Quilter are other important stylistic influences. Like Vaughan Williams and Frederick Delius, he often used themes that sounded like folk songs but were, in fact, original creations.[citation needed]

From 1921 to 1930 Whitlock was assistant organist at Rochester Cathedral in Kent. He served as Director of Music at St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth for the next five years, combining this from 1932 with the role of that town's borough organist, in which capacity he regularly played at the local Pavilion Theatre. After 1935 he worked for the Pavilion Theatre full-time. A tireless railway enthusiast, he wrote at length and with skill about his interest. Sometimes, for both prose and music, he used the pseudonym Kenneth Lark. He worked closely with the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, with which he gave dozens of live BBC broadcasts between 1933 and his death.[citation needed] The orchestra's conductor from 1935 to 1940 was Richard Austin, whose father Frederic Austin dedicated his Organ Sonata to Whitlock.

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Percy Whitlock Performances

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Percy Whitlock
Five Short Pieces for Organ 4th mvt; Scherzo
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Five Short Pieces for Organ 4th mvt; Scherzo
Percy Whitlock
Holiday suite for orchestra: Spade and Bucket waltz
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Holiday suite for orchestra: Spade and Bucket waltz
Percy Whitlock
Holiday suite for orchestra: Waltz: In the ballroom
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Holiday suite for orchestra: Waltz: In the ballroom
Wells Cathedral Choir
Organ Voluntary: Paean
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Organ Voluntary: Paean
Percy Whitlock
Holiday suite for orchestra: Waltz: In the ballroom
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Holiday suite for orchestra: Waltz: In the ballroom
Percy Whitlock
Holiday Suite : Spade and Bucket Polka
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Holiday Suite : Spade and Bucket Polka
Daniel Bishop
Fanfare
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Fanfare
shaun turnbull & Percy Whitlock
Toccata (Plymouth Suite)
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Toccata (Plymouth Suite)
Percy Whitlock
Holiday Suite – Spade and Bucket Polka
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Holiday Suite – Spade and Bucket Polka
Percy Whitlock
Allegro risoluto (Plymouth Suite)
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Allegro risoluto (Plymouth Suite)
Percy Whitlock
Jesu, grant me this I pray
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Jesu, grant me this I pray
Percy Whitlock
Carillon for organ and orchestra
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Carillon for organ and orchestra
Percy Whitlock
Scherzo
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Scherzo
Percy Whitlock
Fanfare (from Four Extemporisations)
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Fanfare (from Four Extemporisations)
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Past BBC Events

Prom 40 Proms 1942
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Royal Albert Hall
1942-08-12T05:18:31
12
Aug
1942

Prom 40 Proms 1942

18:00
Royal Albert Hall

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