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date: 14 November 2019

Webbe, Samuel, the elderlocked

(1740–1816)
  • Philip Olleson

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Webbe, Samuel, the elder (1740–1816), church musician and composer, was born in London on 7 October 1740, the son of well-to-do parents. Before he was a year old his father took up a government appointment in Minorca, but he died before his wife and family could join him there. Thereafter the family's financial situation was straitened, and ...

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