William Henry Harris

Birth / Death Dates
1883 - 1973

Sir William Henry Harris was an English organist and composer. Harris was born in London and died in Petersfield. He studied at the Royal College of Music, where he taught from 1921 to 1923, and served as organist successively of New College and Christ Church, Oxford, moving to St. George's Chapel, Windsor in 1933. Harris is best remembered for his Anglican church music. His most famous works are the unaccompanied anthems Faire is the Heaven (1925) and Bring Us, O Lord God (1959); he also composed cantatas and organ pieces.