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Bailey, Derek (1930–2005), guitarist and musical theorist, was born on 29 January 1930 in Nether Edge Hospital, Sheffield, the only child of George Edward Bailey (d. 1965), barber, and his wife, Lily, née Wing (d. 1996). His maternal grandfather, Percy Wing...

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Burney, Charles (1726–1814), musician and author, was born on 7 April 1726 in Raven Street, Shrewsbury, the fourth of six children of James Macburney (1678–1749), dancer, musician, and portraitist, and his second wife, Ann Cooper (c.1690–1775).

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Dart, (Robert) Thurston (1921–1971), musicologist and harpsichordist, was born at Surbiton, Surrey, on 3 September 1921, the only child of Henry Thurston Dart, metal merchant's clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Martha Orf. He was educated at Hampton grammar school and was a chorister at the ...

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Fenby, Eric William (1906–1997), musician and musicologist, was born on 22 April 1906 at 92 Candler Street, Scarborough, Yorkshire, the only son and oldest of three children of Herbert Henry Fenby (1870–1954), engineer, and his wife, Ada Brown (1878–1974). He was educated at ...

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Galpin, Francis William (1858–1945), Church of England clergyman, musicologist, and antiquary, was born on 25 December 1858 in Dorchester, the eldest of three children of John Galpin (1813–1883), an ironmaster, and his wife, Emily, née Hamsford (d. 1899). He is remembered for his outstanding contributions to the scholarship of musical instruments, although these were not achieved at the expense of his pastoral work. Because of his ecclesiastical title he is generally referred to in musical circles as ...

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Hadow, Sir (William) Henry (1859–1937), educationist and historian of music, was born at Ebrington, Gloucestershire, on 27 December 1859, the eldest son of William Elliot Hadow (1826–1906), curate, afterwards vicar, of Ebrington, and his wife, Mary Lang (d. 1917), the second daughter of ...

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Hall, Peter Andrew (1936–1996), folklorist and musicologist, was born on 28 June 1936 at 285 Harrow Road, Paddington, London, the son of Thomas Temple Hall, corporal in the Coldstream Guards, and Marion Coghill Smith. His parents married shortly after his birth. After an upbringing in ...

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Heseltine, Philip Arnold [pseud. Peter Warlock] (1894–1930), music scholar and composer, was born on 30 October 1894 in the Savoy Hotel, London, the only child of Arnold Heseltine (1852–1897), solicitor, of London, and his second wife, Bessie Mary Edith Covernton (1861–1943). In 1903 ...

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Hogwood, Christopher Jarvis Haley (1941–2014), harpsichordist, conductor, and musicologist, was born on 10 September 1941 at 75 Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, the eldest of five children of Haley Evelyn Hogwood (1909–1980), a physicist then working for the Ministry of Supply...

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Karpeles, Maud Pauline (1885–1976), folk music collector and scholar, was born on 12 November 1885 at Lancaster Gate, London, the third of five children of John N. Karpeles (d. 1926?), merchant and stockbroker, a naturalized German from Hamburg, and his wife, Emily Annette (1861–1914)...

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Parry, Sir (Charles) Hubert Hastings, baronet (1848–1918), composer and historian of music, was born on 27 February 1848 at 2 Richmond Terrace, Bournemouth, the sixth of six children of Thomas Gambier Parry (1816–1888) of Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, painter and art collector, and his first wife, ...

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Prout, Ebenezer (1835–1909), music theorist and journal editor, was born on 1 March 1835 at Oundle, Northamptonshire, the son of the Revd Ebenezer Prout, a Congregational minister, from a Devon family, and nephew of the water-colour painter Samuel Prout. He was taught music by his father, and was educated at ...

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Stainer, Sir John (1840–1901), musicologist and composer, was born on 6 June 1840 at 2 Broadway, Southwark, London, the eighth of nine children of William Stainer (1802–1867), a schoolmaster at the parish school of St Thomas's, Southwark, and his wife, Ann Collier (1803–1884)...

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Terry, Sir Richard Runciman (1864–1938), choirmaster and music scholar, was born on 3 January 1864 at Ellington, Northumberland, the elder son of Thomas Terry, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Marion Jane Ballard Runciman, daughter of Walter Runciman, of Dunbar, and sister of Walter, later ...

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Tovey, Sir Donald Francis (1875–1940), music scholar and composer, was born on 17 July 1875 at 23 High Street, Eton, Buckinghamshire, the youngest of the four children of the Revd Duncan Crookes Tovey (1842–1912), and his wife, Mary Fison (d. 1908). Two sisters had died in infancy, but ...