William Harris

British composer. Born 28 March 1883. Died 6 September 1973
William Harris
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1883-03-28
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William Harris

William Harris Biography (BBC)

As the son of a musical family, Fulham-born William Harris developed his considerable natural skills at the organ and in the choir of Holy Trinity Church, Tulse Hill.

Studies with Walter Parratt, the influential organist of St George's Chapel, Windsor, and composition lessons from Charles Wood and Walford Davies prepared the ground for Harris's long career as a church musician. In 1919, he was appointed organist of New College, Oxford, and went on to become organist at nearby Christ Church Cathedral.

Harris's reputation, enhanced by work as professor at the Royal College of Music and adroit handling of Oxford's famously testing musical politics, placed him top of the list of candidates for the job of organist of St George's Chapel. He accepted the prestigious post in 1933 and held it for almost three decades, complementing regular liturgical work with a variety of 'royal' duties. Harris provided music tuition to Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose, composed short works for the 1937 and 1953 Coronation services, and generally cultivated the excellence of musical worship at St George's.

Appointed a KCVO in 1954, Harris subsequently served as director of musical studies at the Royal School of Church Music until his retirement in 1961.



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Faire is the heaven
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Faire is the heaven
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Faire is the heaven
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Bring us, O Lord God
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Bring us, O Lord God
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Bring us, O Lord God
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Faire Is the Heaven
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Faire Is the Heaven
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Faire is the heaven
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Bring Us O Lord God
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Bring us, O Lord God
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Choir
Clare College Cambridge Choir
Conductor
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Strengthen ye the weak hands
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Flourish for an Occasion
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Flourish for an Occasion
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Introit: Behold, the tabernacle of God
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Introit: Behold, the tabernacle of God
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Faire is the Heaven
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Faire is the Heaven

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Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O’Donnell (conductor)
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Faire is the heaven
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Faire is the heaven
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Faire is the heaven
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Faire is the heaven
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Bring Us O Lord God
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Bring Us O Lord God
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Strengthen ye the weak hands
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Bring us, O Lord God
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Bring us, O Lord God
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Faire is the heaven
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Faire is the heaven
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Bring us, O Lord God
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Bring us, O Lord God
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Faire is the heaven
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Faire is the heaven
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Holy is the true light
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1942: Prom 33
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Royal Albert Hall
1942-08-04T09:38:52
4
Aug
1942

Proms 1942: Prom 33

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1940: Prom 23
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Queen's Hall
1940-09-05T09:38:52
5
Sep
1940

Proms 1940: Prom 23

Queen's Hall

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