June 8, 1834, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
April 9, 1897, Cambridge, England.
Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge, England
Son of George Garrett, Master of the Choristers at Winchester Cathedral, Garrett started his musical career as a chorister at New College, Oxford (1844–48) under Stephen Elvey. He was a pupil (1847–54) and assistant (1851–54) to Samuel Wesley, and earned several degrees from the University of Cambridge: (MusB 1857, MusD 1867, MA 1878). He served as organist at St. Thomas (from 1848) and Holy Trinity (from 1852), Winchester; Madras Cathedral, India (1854–57); and St. John’s College, Cambridge (1856–97). At the University of Cambridge, he succeeded J. L. Hopkins as organist (from 1873), and lectured in harmony and counterpoint (from 1883).