Harry Gabb

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Harry Gabb CVO (1909–1995) was an English organist, who served at Llandaff Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral and the Chapel Royal.[1]


(William) Harry Gabb was born in Ilford, Essex on 5 April 1909[2]

He studied organ at the Royal College of Music where he won the George Carter Organ Scholarship.

He was awarded the MVO in 1961 and the CVO in 1974. He was a Special Commissioner for the Royal School of Church Music, and as a Council Member of the Royal College of Organists.

He died on 16 March 1995.


He married Helen Mutton in 1937. They had one son.


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He was Professor and Examiner of Organ Playing at Trinity College of Music 1946 - 1988.

Cultural offices
Preceded by
George Galloway Beale
Organist of Llandaff Cathedral
Succeeded by
Albert Vernon Butcher
Preceded by
Edgar Stanley Roper
Organist, Composer and Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal
Succeeded by
Timothy Farrell


  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/harry-gabb-1614404.html
  3. ^ The Musical Times. 1 November 1929
  4. ^ A history of the organs in St Paul's cathedral. Nicholas M. Plumley, Austin Niland
  5. ^ The Chapel Royal: ancient & modern. David Baldwin