Herbert Sumsion

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Herbert Whitton Sumsion CBE (14 January 1899 – 11 August 1995) was an English musician who was organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1928 to 1967. Through his leadership role with the Three Choirs Festival, Sumsion maintained close associations with major figures in England's 20th-century musical renaissance, including Edward Elgar, Herbert Howells, Gerald Finzi, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Although Sumsion is known primarily as a cathedral musician, his professional career spanned more than 60 years and encompassed composing, conducting, performing, accompanying, and teaching. His compositions include works for choir and organ, as well as lesser-known chamber and orchestral works.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 English Choral Music The Choir of Gloucester Cathedral, John Sanders, Mark Blatchly 1
1988 My Spirit Hath Rejoiced St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, John Scott, Christopher Dearnley 2
1995 Organ Fireworks VI Christopher Herrick 1
2000 Psalms for the Soul Choir of St John's, Elora, Noel Edison 1
2003 50 Years On Micklegate Singers 1
2005 Organ Dreams 4 Christopher Herrick 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Christmas Organ Music Kevin Bowyer 1

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