by Cuthbert Harris, reprint from W Paxton & Co, 1927
This is a new printing on sturdy acid-free paper. This is, in every meaning of the word, a caprice
. 12 pages.
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Size of music is 13.5" x 10.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Cuthbert Harris was born in Holloway,
London, England, on June 7, 1870. After studying music privately, he attended
the London Organ School and the London Academy of Music; he graduated from the University of Durham with a Mus.B in 1894 and a Mus.D.
in 1899. He became an Associate in January 1889 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in July 1889. He held organist positions
at the Presbyterian Church, Haverstock Hill, London (1889–1891), Welwyn Parish Church, Hertfordshire (1891–1893), St. Andrew's, Streatham,
London (from 1893) and St. Leonard's Parish Church, Streatham, London (from 1903) where he played a III/31 stop Walker organ (1905).
Harris was music master at the London College for Ladies and was professor of organ and composition at the London Organ School from about
1896 until at least 1901. In 1904, he was appointed conductor of the Streatham Choral Society. He taught harmony and voice at the London
Academy of Music, taught music by correspondence, prepared students for music examinations, and wrote articles for music periodicals.
He died at Gorleston-at-Sea on June 17, 1932. I hope you buy and learn this clever and capricious piece and judge for yourself what a
reviewer in 1994 in Clavier wrote of the inclusion of Harris’s “Caprice” thought about it:
“the only awful piece in the book [Victorian Organ Album, edited by Malcolm Archer] is Cuthbert Harris’s silly
Caprice.” How times do change! Moderate.