Owen Le Patourel Franklin

Owen Le Patourel Franklin FRCO, ARAM (14 August 1905 – July 1979) was an English composer and organist based in Doncaster and Ascot.[1]


He was born in London. His father was Ralph Walter Franklin, a dealer in leather canvas goods, and his mother was Bertha Laine Le Patourel from whom he gained his middle name. He was educated at Tollington School and Taunton School. He won the Hubert Kiver Prize at the Royal Academy of Music in 1923.

He was sub-professor of the Royal Academy of Music 1928-1929. He married Doris Mary Abey. They had one son, Derek Owen, born 12 April 1933. He served in the Royal Navy from 1941 - 1946.[2] Whilst in York from 1946-1947 he was the conductor of the York Symphony Orchestra.



He wrote some anthems and a set of responses.


  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Index Number 101075981
  2. ^ Who's Who in Music. 1949-50