Percy Whitlock (1903-46) English organist and composer
Malcolm Riley's volume Percy Whitlock-A Biographical Study drew critical acclaim when it was published in 1998.  Now he has compiled The Percy Whitlock Companion, bringing together, for the first time, Whitlock's personal correspondence (1918-46) supplemented by his articles for The Musical Times, Musical Opinion and The Organ.  In addition there are several extended extracts from his diaries and a short, autobiographical story, 'Country Holiday', which was rediscovered in 2006.  The long-lost Song of Bournemouth (1935) is also included together with an appendix listing Whitlock's many BBC broadcasts.

There are 288 pages and 38 illustrations.  ISBN 978-0-9555669-0-5

Published by The Percy Whitlock Trust:

Price £18.00 plus £2.00 for postage and packaging.

This superb volume is available from:

The Secretary, The Percy Whitlock Trust
c/o 32,  Butcher Close
TN12  0TJ

Please make cheques payable to 'The Percy Whitlock Trust'

Percy Whitlock Keyboard Album

If you are looking for an introduction to the music of this fine composer, you might be interested in A Percy Whitlock Keyboard Album which is published by animus for The Percy Whitlock Trust.  At just £7.00 (plus £1.00 for postage and packing) it bubbles over with the wit and humour of this most approachable of composers.  The contents are:

Three pieces for pianoforte
Four short pieces for harpsichord
Suite for harpsichord
Spade and bucket polka
Ballet of the wood creatures
Balloon ballet

The craftsmanship is impeccable, the tunes unforgettable!