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Babell, Williamlocked

(1689/90–1723)
  • J. A. F. Maitland
  • , revised by K. D. Reynolds

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Babell, William (1689/90–1723), musical arranger and harpsichordist, was the son of a bassoonist in the Drury Lane Theatre orchestra, and was taught by his father, by John Christopher Pepusch, and possibly by Handel. A proficient violinist, harpsichordist, and organist, he was active in ...

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