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Addison, Johnlocked

(c. 1766–1844)
  • W. B. Squire
  • , revised by David J. Golby

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Addison, John (c. 1766–1844), double bass player and composer, was born in London, the son of a village mechanic. As a child he showed considerable musical ability, learning to play a variety of instruments, including the flageolet, flute, bassoon, and violin. He was also self-taught in composition, and his early works include a set of ...

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