About Clive

A life in music

Clive Osgood is a composer, accompanist, organist and music teacher living near Haslemere, Surrey.


Clive Osgood studied Music at Bangor University before completing a Master’s degree in Musicology at Cardiff University.

After teacher training in London, he spent a year as an organ scholar at Salisbury Cathedral. More recently he completed a second Master’s degree in Composition at the University of Surrey.

His written output includes a variety of music for choirs, orchestras and chamber groups. Choral music constitutes the largest part of his work and he has a particular interest in church music.

Clive’s music is in the classical tradition – injected with elements of jazz harmony and the rhythmic vitality of Latin American music.

He is currently Director of Music and Organist at the Parish Church of St Bartholomew’s in Haslemere, Surrey and teaches ‘A’ Level Music at Reed’s School, Cobham.

He is available for tuition in Piano, Jazz Piano, Organ and music theory. Please contact me for further details.

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”


Organisations that Clive works with


Excelsis Choir

A small chamber choir with a reputation for musical excellence, performing in Westminster Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall


St Bartholomews

The church has many notable features dating back to the 12th century, and supports a vigorous programme of community services

London Mozart Players

Established 1949, one of the world’s finest chamber ensembles, dedicated to providing world-class live performances to their audiences

Partnerships Haslemere Musical Society

Haslemere Musical Society

Celebrating their centenary in 2023, the Haslemere Musical Society has both an orchestra and choir – unique in local music groups

Partnerships Convivium Records

Convivium Records

Convivium Records works with exceptional contemporary classical artists and composers to record and share their music.

Partnerships Haslemere Festival

Haslemere Festival

The popular festival – in partnership with BBC Surrey – includes music, cycling, talks, a food festival and a car show.

Partnerships The Really Big Chorus

Really Big Chorus

The UK’s largest choral society, promoting regular grand-scale concerts at the Royal Albert Hall plus choral holidays.

Partnerships UMP

United Music Publishing

United Music Publishing publishes classical music by contemporary composers and handles sales, hire and licensing.

Video: Hymn To The Word

Behind The Scenes

Images of Clive at work and play