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W. B. Squire

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Ashley, John James (1771–1815), organist and singing teacher, was born on 6 March 1771 in London, probably at 4 Pimlico Terrace, Chelsea, the second son of John Ashley (c. 1734–1805), a bassoonist and conductor, and his wife, Mary, née Jane (d. 1809)...

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Barcroft, George (d. 1610), Church of England clergyman and musician, is of unknown parentage. From 1565 to 1571 he was a chorister of Winchester Cathedral. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 12 December 1574, and graduated BA in 1578; during 1575–7 he was also a singing-man of the chapel choir. In 1578–9, despite his youth, he was admitted organist and master of the choristers of ...

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Cross, Joan Annie (1900–1993), singer and teacher, was born in London on 7 September 1900, and was adopted by an aunt and uncle. She was educated from 1913 at St Paul's Girls' School (where Gustav Holst was among her music teachers, and where she played in the first performance of ...

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Evans, Florence Annie [Nancy] (1915–2000), singer and teacher of singing, was born on 19 March 1915 at 36 Granville Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, the first daughter and second of the three children of Thomas Herbert Evans (1887–1972), monumental mason, and his wife, Florence Jones (1885–1967)...

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Florence Annie Evans (1915–2000) by Bert Hardy, 1948 [as Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera by Benjamin Britten] Getty Images – Bert Hardy

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Fox, Douglas Gerard Arthur (1893–1978), schoolmaster and musician, was born on 12 July 1893 at Putney, London, the only son and elder child of Gerard Elsey Fox, an engineer, and his wife and first cousin, Edith Makinson Spencer. His mother, a good pianist, began to teach him the piano when he was four and was already showing signs of unusual musical talent. ...

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García, Manuel Patricio Rodriguez (1805–1906), singer and singing teacher, was born in Zafra, Spain, on 17 March 1805 into a prominent family of Spanish musicians. His father, Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez García (1775–1832), made a reputation as a singer, impresario, composer, and teacher of singing. His mother, ...

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Henderson, Roy Galbraith (1899–2000), singer and singing teacher, was born on 4 July 1899 at 12 Mansions House, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Roy Henderson, Congregational minister, and his wife, Jane Boyd, née Galbraith. His father was soon afterwards appointed principal of Paton College, Nottingham...

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Hislop, Joseph Dewar (1884–1977), singer and singing teacher, was born at 16 Bowmont Place, Edinburgh, on 5 April 1884, the second child in the family of two sons and two daughters of Joseph Dewar Hislop (1849–1915), painter and decorator, and his wife, Mary White Lunn (...

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R. M. J. Jones

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Jones, Joseph David (1827–1870), composer and singing teacher, was born in Bryncrugog, in the parish of Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire, the son of a small farmer who was a Wesleyan local preacher. Jones, in spite of his father's opposition, devoted himself as a youth to the study of music, and in 1847 published at ...