Percy Buck was an English writer on music, a music editor, teacher, composer, and organist. He studied at the Royal College of Music, whence he was appointed organist of Worcester College, Oxford. He acted as examiner for music for the universities of Oxford and London, and in 1910 succeeded Prout as professor of music at Trinity College, Dublin.
In his teaching and writing, Buck exerted a consistent influence in favour of the more liberal treatment of examination in music theory at the various universities and colleges with which he was connected. With Macpherson, he edited The English Psalter (London, 1929), The Oxford Song Book (London, 1931), and The Oxford Nursery Song Book (London, 1934). Published works include three organ sonatas, and various piano pieces, anthems, and songs.
Common Praise contains one, and the red hymnal contains three of Buck's hymn tunes, and the Anglican Chant Psalter contains two of his chants,
Sadie, S. (ed), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, v.3, 2001, Macmillan Publishers, London
The links below let you hear the Buck chant, played by the computer on a synthesised organ.
The buttons will play the chant in the browser, if the correct plugin is installed.
It will play twice, and clicking on the link again will cause it to repeat.
You might need to click Refresh on your browser, or press F5 before playing, as the chant files change regularly.
Go back to Psalm of the Week.
January 11, 2008