Osborne Peasgood

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Dr. Osborne Harold Peasgood CVO (5 March 1902 – 25 January 1962) was an organist at Westminster Abbey[1] who played at a number of state occasions in the Abbey, including the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Peasgood was born in London on 5 March 1902 and gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Music when he was 17. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 1926 followed by a doctorate at Dublin in 1936. Peasgood taught the organ at the Royal College of Music and had become sub-organist at Westminster Abbey from 1924.[1]

Peasgood also composed two services and from Handel's Water Music he published an edition of a suite for the organ.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Dr. O.H. Peasgood". Obituaries. The Times (55300). London. col E, p. 10.