WALKER, Robert Ernest. b. Northampton, 18 March 1946. His first musical education was at St Matthew’s Parish Church, Northampton, famous during the time of its incumbent, the Revd Walter Hussey, for its commissioned artistic works from Finzi, Benjamin Britten* and Kenneth Leighton*, as well as sculpture and art by Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland. Walker studied at Jesus College, Cambridge (1965-68) where he was both a choral scholar and organ scholar. After Cambridge he was Director of Music at Grimsby Parish Church (which still has a choir school) from 1968 until 1973 and then worked for the publisher, Novello, for five years. For fifteen years he lived at the cottage ‘Brinkwells’ in the...
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