Rt. Rev'd Thurlow Weed is a composer and organist living in Lancaster, Ohio. He serves as organist and composer-in-residence at St Johns' Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Ohio. He also occasionally plays the Mobile Millennium Carillon for events around Lancaster. This is the largest and heaviest of three travelling carillons in North America; it was cast by Koningklijk Eijsbouts in the Netherlands, and is based in nearby Sugar Grove.
Before moving to Ohio, he had lived his entire life in Key West, Florida, where his father was the minister of a small Bahamian Presbyterian congregation. His mother was native Dutch, born in 's-Gravenhage (The Hague), Netherlands. He was confirmed as an Episcopalian at St. Paul's Church in Key West and served there in numerous capacities, including cantor and sub-organist. At the same time, he served as Minister of Music at St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Key West), a small Bahamian Anglo-Catholic parish. He is Bishop of the Diocese of the West of the Progressive Episcopal Church, and also affiliated with the Progressive Christian Alliance.
Bishop Weed is the composer of over 70 hymn tunes, mostly in the traditional English style. In addition, he has composed an English language Missa Brevis for St. Paul's Church in Key West, and he has completed a Latin Missa Solemnis for general use in Roman and Anglo-Catholic parishes. Compositions also include shape note (Sacred Harp) hymns, and hymns in the English "West Gallery" style. A number of hymn descants and Anglican chants are also available.
Some additional music is available for purchase at Sheet Music Plus.
He shares his home with two pianos, a Well-tempered pipe organ, and seven cats. Some of the cats occasionally strive for musicianship by creating aleatoric music on a piano if the key cover is accidentally left open.