English organist and composer Reginald Goss-Custard was born in 1877 at St Leonards-on-Sea and was largely self-taught. His brother Harry Goss-Custard was organist at Liverpool Cathedral. He held a series of organist posts in London and gave fortnightly recitals at the Bishopsgate Institute. He died in 1956. His organ compositions include Chelsea Fayre, Elégie, Idyll, a March in F, a Fantasia in F and a Serenade in A. There are also many arrangements for organ, including Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and a series of overtures - Beethoven's Egmont, Bizet's Carmen, Hérold's Zampa, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Suppé's Poet and Peasant, the Adagio from Vivaldi's Concerto in G minor, and Weber's Der Freischütz.
A selection of M&V articles about Reginald Goss-Custard
A Firm Grasp - Peter Litman plays the organs of Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler
Incisive Playing - Daniel Hyde at the organ of Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler
Lively Characterisation - An organ recital by Ian Tracey, heard by Mike Wheeler