Christopher Dearnley
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1930-02-11
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Christopher Dearnley

Christopher Dearnley Biography (Wikipedia)

Christopher Hugh Dearnley LVO (11 February 1930 – 15 December 2000) was an English cathedral organist, who served in Salisbury Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral

Christopher Hugh Dearnley was born on 11 February 1930 in Wolverhampton. He was educated at Cranleigh School.

He was organ scholar at Worcester College, Oxford 1948 - 1952.

Whilst organist at St Paul's he would greatly amuse the choristers by turning up for choir practice in his plus fours which he would also wear whilst cycling around the City of London early in the mornings doing a (presumably one of his children's) paper round. On his retirement, he was appointed LVO in the 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

He died in Australia on 15 December 2000.

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Sir George Dyson
Evening Service in D major
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Evening Service in D major
Charles Wesley
Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending
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Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending
Herbert Howells
Nunc Dimittis (St Paul's Service) extract
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Nunc Dimittis (St Paul's Service) extract
Herbert Howells
Psalm-Prelude in C major, 'Sing unto him a new song'
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Psalm-Prelude in C major, 'Sing unto him a new song'
Reverend Clement Cotterill Scholefield
'The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended'
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'The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended'
Michael Praetorius
Come, thou Redeemer of the earth
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Come, thou Redeemer of the earth

Come, thou Redeemer of the earth

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English Brass Ensemble
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John Scott
Herbert Howells
3 Psalm-preludes for organ - set 1 (Op.32), no.1 in D minor (Lo! the poor crieth
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3 Psalm-preludes for organ - set 1 (Op.32), no.1 in D minor (Lo! the poor crieth
Herbert Sumsion
Nunc dimittis in G
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Nunc dimittis in G
Christopher Dearnley
Nunc dimittis in F major
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Nunc dimittis in F major
Sir Henry Walford Davies
Solemn Melody arr for organ
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Solemn Melody arr for organ
Herbert Howells
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (St Paul's)
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Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (St Paul's)
John Scott, Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral & Christopher Dearnley
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
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Dear Lord and Father of mankind

Dear Lord and Father of mankind

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John Scott, Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral & Christopher Dearnley
Christopher Dearnley
Sortie In E Flat
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Sortie In E Flat
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