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Eccles, Johnlocked

(c. 1668–1735)
  • David J. Golby


Eccles, John (c. 1668–1735), composer, was probably born in London. He was the only son of the musician Henry Eccles (sometimes known as Eagles) the elder (c.1645?–1711), not the son of the eccentric Solomon Eccles the elder as has often been stated. He probably received musical instruction from members of his family, and published some songs in 1691. Two years later he established himself as a theatre composer, composing for the ...

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