George M. Garrett

George Mursell Garrett (8 June 1834 – 8 April 1897) was an English organist and composer.

Garrett was born in Winchester where his father was master of the choristers at Winchester Cathedral. He later served as assistant to Samuel Sebastian Wesley at Winchester. Garrett was appointed the Director of Music at St. John's College, Cambridge in 1857 and held the position for forty years.

Garrett wrote music for the Anglican Church in the form of service settings and anthems. He is perhaps best represented today by his Anglican chant setting of Psalm 126.

He is buried in the Mill Road cemetery, Cambridge.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 8th, 1834, Died April 8th, 1897

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1917

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13171 10-in. 4/21/1913 Oh my love's like a red, red rose Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-19359 10-in. 3/12/1917 Pull a cherry Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with piano and violin composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-11-17-06] Not documented 11/17/1916 My love's like a red, red rose Frederick Gunster Male vocal solo, with piano composer  


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