Boris Ord

ORD, Boris. b. Bristol, 9 July 1897; d. Cambridge, 30 December 1961. The son of Clement Ord, a lecturer in the University of Bristol, and Joanna Anthes, a German, he was christened ‘Bernhardt’, but was invariably known as ‘Boris’. He was educated at Clifton College, Bristol, and the Royal College of Music (1914-1920, interrupted by war service in the Royal Flying Corps). At the RCM he was taught by Walter Parratt*. In 1920 he moved to Cambridge as organ scholar of Corpus Christi College, where he became active in the musical life of the university and the city. He was appointed Organist of King’s College (1929-1957, with a break for war service in World War II, in which he again served in...

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