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Buck, Sir Percy Carter

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Buck, Sir Percy Carter, English organist and teacher; b. London, March 25, 1871; d. there, Oct. 3, 1947. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Coll. of Music in London; subsequently served as a church organist. From 1901 to 1927 he was music director at the Harrow School; was prof. of music at Trinity Coll. in Dublin (1910–20) and at the Univ. of London (1925–37); also taught at the Royal Coll. of Music in London. He was knighted in 1937. His works include an overture for Orch., Coeur de Lion; String Quartet; Piano Quintet; sonatas; piano pieces, etc. He was the author of Ten Years of University Music in Oxford (1894; with Mee and Woods); Unfigured Harmony (1911); Organ Playing (1912); First Year at the Organ (1912); The Organ: A Complete Method for the Study of Technique and Style; Acoustics for Musicians (1918); The Scope of Music (1924); Psychology for Musicians (1944); also was ed. of the introductory vol. and vols. I and II of the second edition of the Oxford History of Music .

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