Percy Buck

BUCK, (Sir) Percy Carter. b. West Ham, east London, 25 March 1871; d. Hindhead, Surrey, 3 Oct 1947. A student at the Guildhall School of Music and at the Royal College of Music, he worked under Parratt*, C. H. Lloyd and Parry* (1888-92). At the RCM he won an organ scholarship and while still a student there he was appointed organist at Worcester College, Oxford (1891-94). At Oxford he took his BMus. (1892) and DMus. (1897), having completed work for the degree in 1893. From Oxford he moved to Rugby School where he taught for a short time, but in December 1895 he was offered the post of organist at Wells Cathedral (1896-9). He subsequently spent two years at Bristol Cathedral (1899-1901)...

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