Bairstow, Sir Edward C(uthbert) (b Huddersfield, 22 August, 1874 - d York, 1 May, 1946)
Bairstow studied with Henry Farmer, and in 1913 was appointed organist at York Minster where he remained until his death. From 1929 he was also professor of music at Durham University. He was well known as a conductor of choral societies and was an influential teacher. His compositions were influenced by Brahms, plainsong and then English Elizabethan-Jacobean school, include a communion service (1913), the anthem Let all mortal flesh keep silence (1925), secular vocal music, and on Organ sonata (1937).