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John Whitridge Wilson

WILSON, John Whitridge. b. Bournville, Birmingham, 21 January 1905; d. Guildford, Surrey, 16 July 1992. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, Dulwich College, and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He graduated in mathematics and physics but at the age of 23 decided to make music his career. After studying at the Royal College of Music with Ralph Vaughan Williams* he obtained a MusB (Cantab) and a FRCO. He was an assistant master briefly at Tonbridge School; from 1932 to 1965 he taught at Charterhouse, becoming Director of Music in 1947. Although brought up as a Congregationalist, he became an Anglican during this period, experiencing a breadth of worship which was to be sound...

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