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Directory of Past Classical Organists


Extract from Cathedral Organists Past and Present
By John E. West
Published in 1921
Additional information from the British Newspaper Archive.

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Dodd Perkins
1750 - 9th Apr 1820
Dodd Perkins Was a composer of Songs, Glees Etc. Two chants by him are contained in Dr. Beckwith's Collection. Died April 9 1820. Buried in the "Palm Churchyard"e.
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1781 - 1819

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William Perkins
c.1784 - 11th Nov 1860
William Perkins was the son of the Dodd Perkins.
He wrote a Double Chant in E, traditionally known at Wells as " Chant," from the circumstance of that great singer joining in it at Wells Cathedral, August 22, 1830.
Died November 11, 1860. Buried by the side of his father.
Two Anthems by him, "I cried unto the Lord" and "O Lord, our Governour," are in the Cathedral books.
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1819 - 1860

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Nov. 11, Horsington, near Wells, William Perkins, Esq., aged 76.
Deceased was for many years in the Commission of the Peace for Wells, and several times filled the civic chair.
He was formerly the organist and vicarchoral of Wells Cathedral.

Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
Wednesday 21 November 1860
(www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)