Frederick Arthur Sefton Cottom

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(Frederick Arthur) Sefton Cottom FRCO (18 September 1928 - 21 January 2011) was an organist and composer based in England.


He was born on 18 September 1928 in York.

He was a student of Sir Edward Bairstow and his assistant organist at York Minster.

Graduated in music from Durham University. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and of Trinity College of Music in London.[1]

He moved to Pocklington School in 1951 and became Director of Music.

He died in 2011.



He composed organ and church music.


  1. ^ International who's who in music and musician's directory David M. Cummings; Dennis K. McIntire, Twelfth edition 1990/91