John Herbert Long

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John Herbert Long FRCO (1 July 1908 - 1985) was an English music teacher and organist.


The son of Herbert Long of Bury St. Edmunds, and Sophia Edith Chapman,[1] Long was educated at Banbury Grammar School and the Royal College of Music, then studied Music at Merton College, Oxford[2] from 1931 to 1934 (taking a B.Mus. in 1933, a B.A. in 1934),[1] during which period he also served as the college organist.[3] He later received an M.A. from Merton College, in 1946.[1]

His sister was the celebrated pianist, Kathleen Long.

He married Margery Edith Barnby Tustain (1910-1993) in 1932; they had two sons.[3]

Long served in the Intelligence Branch of the RAF during World War II.[3]

In Beverley he was also Music Master at Beverley Grammar School from 1947. In 1949 he applied for the vacancy at Ely Cathedral but was unsuccessful.



  1. ^ a b c Merton College Register, 1900-1964, ed. Robert Graham Cochrane Levens, Basil Blackwell, 1964, pg 218
  2. ^ Hull Daily Mail - Saturday 02 July 1938
  3. ^ a b c d Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 218.