The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
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Catharine Crozier, the gifted American organist and teacher, was born in Hobart, Oklahoma on 8 January 1914, the daughter of a church minister.
She grew up in Great Bend and studied with Harold Gleason (whom she later married) at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she later became head of the organ department. She gave recitals throughout Canada, Europe and the USA, as one of the first two American women organists with a professional touring and recording career, and specialised in contemporary music.
Ned Rorem, whose organ works she recorded, was very appreciative of her work.
Catharine Crozier died in Portland, Oregon, USA, on 19 September 2003, aged eighty-nine.