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Percy Whitlock (Composer)

Born: 1st June 1903, Chatham, England

Died: 1st May 1946, Bournemouth, England

Nationality: English

Percy William Whitlock was an English organist and post-romantic composer.

Percy Whitlock studied at London's Royal College of Music with Charles Villiers Stanford and Ralph Vaughan Williams. From 1921-1930, Whitlock was assistant organist at Rochester Cathedral in Kent. He served as Director of Music at St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth for the next five years, combining this from 1932 with the role of that town's borough organist, in which capacity he regularly played at the local Pavilion Theatre. After 1935 he worked for the Pavilion Theatre full-time.

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