1841–1924

Introduction

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Portrait by John Singer Sargent, 1914

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 10, 1841, Hud­ders­field, Eng­land.

Died: March 27, 1924, Wind­sor, Eng­land.

Buried: St. Paul church­yard, Ar­mi­tage Bridge, Kirk­lees, West York­shire, Eng­land.

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Biography

Parratt be­gan to play the or­gan at an ear­ly age, and held posts as an or­gan­ist while still a child.

He be­came one of the fore­most or­gan teach­ers of his day, with ma­ny im­port­ant posts in Bri­tain filled by his stu­dents.

He was knight­ed in 1892, and be­came Pro­fess­or of Mu­sic at Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1908, suc­ceed­ing Hu­bert Parry.

In 1893, he be­came Mas­ter of the Queen’s Mu­sick. Lat­er hon­ors in­clud­ed Mem­ber of the Roy­al Vic­tor­i­an Or­der (1901), Com­man­der of the Roy­al Vic­tor­i­an Or­der (1917), and Knight Com­man­der of the Roy­al Vic­tor­i­an Or­der (1921).

Sources

Music