Harwood, Basil (b Woodhouse, Olveston, Gloucestershire, 11 April, 1859 - d London, 3 April, 1949)
Harwood was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Oxford. He studied the piano with J L Roeckel at Clifton, the organ with George Riseley at Bristol, theory with C W Corfe at Oxford, and, for a short time, composition under Reinecke and Jadassohn at the Leipzig Conservatory.

He was the organist of St Barnabas Church, Pimlico, London (1883 - 1887), Ely Cathedral (1887 - 1892), and Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford (1892 - 1909). In 1909 he retired from professional life. From 1892 until 1903 he was precentor of Keble College, Oxford, and conductor of the Oxford Orchestral Association from 1892 to 1898. On the foundation of the Oxford Bach Choir in 1896, he was appointed its conductor, a post he held until 1900 when he became choragus of the University.