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 Rating Releases
1987 English Choral Music The Choir of Gloucester Cathedral, John Sanders, Mark Blatchly 1
1988 My Spirit Hath Rejoiced St. Paul's Cathedral Choir 1
1995 Organ Fireworks VI Christopher Herrick 1
2000 Psalms for the Soul (Choir of St John's, Elora feat. conductor: Noel Edison, organ: Michael Bloss) Elora Festival Singers 1
2005 Organ Dreams 4 Christopher Herrick 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Christmas Organ Music Kevin Bowyer 1

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