Harry Crane Perrin was born in 1865. He became Organist of St. Columba's College, Rathfarnam in 1886. Two years later he moved to St. John's Church, Lowestoft, and in 1892 he succeeded A. H. Brewer at St. Michael's, Coventry, where he also held the position of Choir Inspector and Conductor to the Church Choral Association for the Archdeaconry.
He was appointed to Canterbury Cathedral in 1898 where he remained until 1908 when he took up an appointment as Professor of Music at McGill University in Montreal.
He died in 1953.
"The Canterbury March" was written in 1901, and is a rather "typical" offering of the period. An unusual feature is that the quiet central section is based upon the quarter hour chimes of Canterbury Cathedral.
It is published in the "Canterbury Organ Album," published by Novello.
Like many, I am anxiously waiting for the "completion" of the Hereford Cathedral set! Still, this piece sounds pretty nice, even without the big reeds... ;-)