Sir Ivor Algernon Atkins
(29 November 1869 –
26 November 1953)
was the choirmaster and organist at Worcester Cathedral for over 50 years.
He is best known for
inserting the famous top-C part for the treble
a Welsh musical family at Llandaff, Atkins
graduated with a bachelor of music degree from The Queen's
College, Oxford in 1892, and subsequently obtained a Doctorate in
Music. He was organist of St Laurence
Church, Ludlow from 1893 to 1897.
Knighted in 1921 for services to music, Atkins was President of the
Royal College of
from 1935 to 1936. He died in Worcester.
He was a friend of Edward Elgar
, who in
1904 dedicated the third of his Pomp and Circumstance Marches