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The facts behind the Masters of Music
20. Walter Parratt
Born in Huddersfield, Parratt's father was a parish organist who inspired his son to learn the pipe organ from an early age and he was became something of a child prodigy. Parratt was given the post organist of before taking over from Hubert Parry as Heather Professor of Music at Oxford University (pictured) in 1908.