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]

Background[edit]

(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.

Family[edit]

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

Career[edit]

Sub organist of:

Organist of:

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
1937-1946
Succeeded by
Albert Vernon Butcher
Preceded by
Edgar Stanley Roper
Organist, Composer and Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal
1953-1974
Succeeded by
Timothy Farrell

References[edit]

  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