Philip Marshall

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Philip Marshall (born Joseph Philip Marshall; 1921–2005)[1] was an English cathedral organist and composer. Kenneth Shenton of The Guardian praised his color and improvisational skills.[1]

Marshall was born in Brighouse, Yorkshire. He served in the Royal Army Service Corps during World War II.[1] and was selected as a fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 1946.[1]

He was the organist at St Botolph's Church, Boston (1951–1957), Ripon Cathedral (1957–1966)[2] and Lincoln Cathedral (1966–1986).[2] At Ripon, he created the cathedral choir school.[1] His compositions included liturgical works, vocal compositions and instrumental works including a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra[1]

He was awarded the B.Mus and D.Mus degrees through examination at Durham University, in the years 1950 and 1955 respectively.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Obituary, The Guardian
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  3. Durham University Music Exercises
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Organist and Master of the Choristers of St Botolph's Church, Boston
Succeeded by
David Arthur Wright
Preceded by
Lionel Frederick Dakers
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Ripon Cathedral
Succeeded by
Ronald Edward Perrin
Preceded by
Gordon Archbold Slater
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Lincoln Cathedral
Succeeded by
David Flood