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Gadsby, Henry Robertlocked

  • Frederick Corder
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Gadsby, Henry Robert (1842–1907), organist and composer, was born in Hackney, Middlesex, on 15 December 1842, the son of William Gadsby. From 1849 to 1858 he was a chorister at St Paul's, where he learned harmony from the vicar-choral William Bayley; otherwise he was self-taught. In 1863 he started work as a piano teacher, and, having taught himself the organ, became organist of ...

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