Percy Whitlock


Percy Whitelock was English organist and composer. He was assistant organist at Rochester Cathedral, 1921–30. From 1930 to 1935 he was director of music at St Stephen’s, Bournemouth, and from 1932 until his death borough organist at the Municipal Pavilion there. He won a considerable reputation as a recitalist and broadcaster. He wrote a number of slight but attractive compositions, mostly for organ or choir; the harmonic idiom is conservative for its time but imaginative use is made of limited resources. Of the organ works, the Plymouth Suite and Five Short Pieces in Various Styles are still performed. His church music includes a Communion Service in G.

[Biography from Grove Music Online]