Harrison Oxley

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Born: 3 April 1933

Died: 6 April 2009


Thomas Frederick Harrison Oxley (known professionally as Harrison Oxley and socially as Fred Oxley) was a British organist, appointed Organist of St Edmundsbury Cathedral aged 24. At the time, he was the youngest cathedral organist in the country. He was the first English cathedral organist to supplement the boys' voices in the cathedral choir with those of girls; he began to use girls' voices in the early 1970s. He died of heart failure on 6 April 2009; his funeral was held at the Cathedral.

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List of choral works

  • Billyboy the drummer & the cook
  • The Linden Tree Carol
  • My shepherd is the Lord
  • Responses SATB
  • Seek the Lord
  • Soldier, soldier

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