Michael Fleming

FLEMING, Michael (Paschal Marcon). b. Oxford, 8 April 1928; d. Croydon, 10 January 2006. He was the son and grandson of Church of England clergymen: his father, Guy Fleming, was curate of St Mary Magdalene, Oxford. During World War II he was evacuated to Cornwall, where he began organ lessons. After the war he was educated at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury, followed by National Service. He went up to University College, Durham, in 1949 (BA, Music, 1952) where he also acted as organist of St Oswald’s church, one hundred years earlier the church of John Bacchus Dykes*. He also had organ lessons from Francis Jackson* at York. On graduating from Durham he moved to Cambridge, where he continued...

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