Harry Crane Perrin

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Harry Crane Perrin (1865–1953) was an cathedral organist, who served at Canterbury Cathedral.[1]


Harry Crane Perrin was born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire in 1865.

He composed cantatas "Abode of Worship" and "Pan's Pipes", morning and evening services, anthems and songs.[2]

After an early career as a cathedral organist in England, he moved to Canada in 1908 to become professor of music at McGill University in Montreal and director of the Conservatorium. In 1920 a Faculty of Music was established at the university.[3]


Organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
William Henry Longhurst
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral
Succeeded by
Clement Charlton Palmer


  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw
  2. ^ Memorials of the Cathedral & Priory of Christ in Canterbury By Woodru C. Eveleigh (Charles Eveleigh)
  3. ^ Istvan Anhalt: pathways and memory By Robin Elliott, Gordon Ernest Smith