Douglas Bell (b. 1932) — Prelude on a Melody of Hanson Wood (2004) for organ
Hanson Wood was a draughtsman by trade who also played the oboe and piano. The melody on which this piece is based appears to be his sole surviving composition and was given to Douglas Bell in 1992 by Hanson Wood’s son, the Reverend Laurence Wood.
English composer Douglas Bell served as organist of St. Bartholomew's Church, Marsden, near Huddersfield, England from 1955 until 2003. He was a student of Francis Jackson and holds a Fellowship certificate from the Royal College of Organists. Bell has composed and published many organ works. In addition to his musical pursuits, Bell played professional cricket for the teams of Huddersfield, Marsden, and Elland.