Chrighton's doctoral thesis treated the "Te Deum laudamus in 20th-century English coronations." He began teaching music history and theory at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1949, conducted the university orchestra 1950-67, and became the university organist. At the time of his retirement in 1982 he was chairman of the history and literature division of the university's Music Department. In 1963, he began the first of several successive posts as organist-choirmaster at various Edmonton churches. In 1991, he continued this work and also his long service as theory advisor to the WBM; in addition he was preparing a book on melody writing. He is the author of A Workbook for Music Analysis (Oakville, ON, 1977; Waterloo, ON, 1980).
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Ford, Clifford. "Arthur Crighton". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 01 February 2019, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arthur-crighton-emc. Accessed 30 March 2020.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Ford, C., Arthur Crighton (2019). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arthur-crighton-emc
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Ford, Clifford, "Arthur Crighton". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published May 13, 2007; Last Edited February 01, 2019. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arthur-crighton-emc
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Ford, Clifford. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Arthur Crighton", Last Edited February 01, 2019, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arthur-crighton-emc
|Article by||Clifford Ford|
|Published Online||May 13, 2007|
|Last Edited||June 29, 2017|
Arthur (Bligh) Crighton, organist, teacher, choirmaster (born 6 June 1917 in Calgary, AB; died 14 July 2013 in Edmonton, AB). LRSM 1938, B MUS (Toronto) 1948, LRCT 1948, ACCO 1958, M MUS (California) 1962, DMA (Southern California) 1965.