David Patrick Gedge

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David Patrick Gedge MBE FRCO (b. 1 March 1939, d. 2 July 2016) was an organist based in England and Wales.[1]


He was born on 12 March 1939. He was a chorister in Southwark Cathedral from 1947 - 1962, and educated in St Olave's Grammar School in London, the Royal Academy of Music, and the University of London.

He was awarded the Turpin Prize in 1962 when he achieved his FRCO. He was made a MBE in 1996, and received the Archbishop of Wales award for church music in 1997.

He has written two autobiographies A Country Cathedral Organist Looks Back and More From a Country Cathedral Organist. Both autobiographies were self-published and received mixed reviews.

Sadly David died on Saturday 2 July 2016.


Cultural offices
Preceded by
Walter Hartley
Organist of Selby Abbey
1962 - 1966
Succeeded by
Mervyn John Byers
Preceded by
Michael Bryan Hesford
Organist of Brecon Cathedral
1966 - 2007
Succeeded by
Mark Duthie


  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw, Clarendon Press. 1991.
  2. ^ International Who's Who in Music and Musicians Directory. David Cummings. 2000