" *A village near Ripon with a Father Willis 3 manual organ boasting a very fine Tuba stop, the best for miles around." (quoted from score, p.1)
I've found this biographical information online:
Nigel Gaze, b. Leamington Spa, England, Feb. 11th, 1943. Pupil of Dr Caleb E. Jarvis and Noel Rawsthorne. Organist near Preston. Consultant plastic surgeon in Blackpool. Moved to Portugal.