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Goss, Sir Johnlocked

  • Judith Blezzard


Goss, Sir John (1800–1880), composer, was born at Fareham, Hampshire, on 27 December 1800, the son of Joseph Goss, organist at Fareham parish church. In 1808 he was sent to school in Ringwood, then in 1811 he became a chorister at the Chapel Royal...

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