Clement Charlton Palmer

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Clement Charlton Palmer (1871-1944) was a cathedral organist, who served at Canterbury Cathedral.[1]


Clement Charlton Palmer was born on 26 April 1871 in Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire. His father, Dr. Clement Palmer, was the local general practitioner.

He was educated at the Derby School of Music[2] and at Repton School.

He was a composer. His compositions include a morning and evening service in E flat, an evening service in F minor, morning and evening service in F for men's voices, Casabianca ballad for chorus and orchestra.[3]

His best known works for solo organ are the three sets of twelve "Studies on Old English Hymn Tunes".

He also wrote at least two chamber works: a Trio for piano, violin and cello dated 1905, and a Quartet for piano, flute, horn and bassoon.[4]


Assistant Organist of:

Organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Harry Crane Perrin
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral
Succeeded by
Gerald Hocken Knight


  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw
  2. ^ Cathedral Organists Past and Present. John E. West. 1899
  3. ^ Memorials of the Cathedral & Priory of Christ in Canterbury',' by Woodru C. Eveleigh (Charles Eveleigh)
  4. ^ Robert P. Scott, owner of the manuscripts