Ronald Kent Arnatt
ARNATT, Ronald Kent. b. Wandsworth, London, 12 January 1930; d. Fredericksburg, Virginia, 23 August 2018. Arnatt was an organist, composer, conductor, and editor. He composed several hymn tunes and organ pieces based on hymn tunes.
His parents were Josiah Henry Arnatt (1891-1958) and Elizabeth Christina (Kent) Arnatt (1903-1986). As early as 1937, Ronald’s name appeared in lists of prize winners for singing and playing piano. In 1938 he was featured as ‘Boy Musical Prodigy’. ‘The remarkable success in the music world of an eight-year-old boy, whose grandfather was a well-known baker in Coventry, is reported from Clapham [a district in southwest London]. At the time Arnatt was a pupil at the...
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