The English organist Harold Darke was a pupil of Walter Parratt and Stanford and for 50 years was organist at St. Michael’s, Cornhill, while in wartime, from 1941 to 1945, he replaced Boris Orde at King’s College, Cambridge. Among his best-known compositions are his setting of Christina Rossetti’s Christmas poem In the Bleak Midwinter and a Meditation on Brother James’s Air.
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