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Ashley, Johnlocked

(c. 1734–1805)
  • Brian W. Pritchard


Ashley, John (c. 1734–1805), conductor and bassoonist, was probably born in London, although it is impossible to place or date this with certainty. Little is known of Ashley's musical training and his earlier professional years. He was a bassoon player of considerable ability and may have held an appointment in a wind band of the militia, for ...

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Gentleman's Magazine
P. H. Highfill, K. A. Burnim, & E. A. Langhans, , 16 vols. (1973–93)
Guildhall Library, London