b Chingford, Essex 1934. Sir George Monoux Grammar Sch, Walthamstow, Essex, and RAM; in 1960 he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral where he remained until 1974; FRSCM 1973. He succeeded George Thalben-Ball at the BBC as Music Adviser to the Head of Religious Broadcasting (1970–90), and in 1974 became sub-Organist and (later also Master of the Choir) at St Paul’s Cathedral. Between 1984 and his retirement to Draycott, Som, in 1997 he was Master of the Choirs at the King’s School Canterbury (1985–88), and Director of Music at St Albans Abbey; FRAM 1989. As well as his musical compositions including hymn tunes (this one now becoming known through other books too), he was widely respected as an exceptional choirtrainer. Hon DMus (City Univ) 1991; MMus 1992 (Univ of Surrey); OBE 1998; Hon FRCO 2003. In retirement he has been concerned with the restoring of vintage fountain pens. No.580.