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Armstrong, Sir Thomas Henry Wait (1898–1994), organist and college administrator, was born on 15 June 1898 at Peterborough, the only son of Amos Ebenezer Armstrong (1878–1950), an organist and choirmaster, and his wife, Elizabeth Annie West, née Handford (1880–1939), a former headmistress. He had two younger sisters, ...

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Attwood, Thomas (1765–1838), composer and organist, was born on 23 November 1765, probably at 20 Eaton Street, Pimlico, Middlesex. He was the second of the six children of Thomas Attwood (d. 1825), a coal merchant and musician who played trumpet, horn, and viola in the king's band, and his wife, ...

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Blades, James (1901–1999), percussionist and author, was born on 9 September 1901 at 166 Star Road, Peterborough, the eldest among the four sons and one daughter of Thomas Weston Blades (1879–1953), journeyman tailor, and his wife, Catherine Close (d. 1921). Jimmy Blades...

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Blagrave, Thomas (d. 1688), musician, was the eldest son of Richard Blagrave (d. 1641) and his third wife, Ann (d. in or after 1672), who were married at Northwood, Isle of Wight, on 19 February 1622. Richard, of Berkshire ancestry, was a musician at the court of ...

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Blow, John (1648?–1708), musician and composer, was baptized at St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, on 23 February 1649. The record of his doctorate at Lambeth Palace confirms the identification; the age on his marriage allegation suggests that he was born in 1648. He was the second of three children of ...

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Boyce, William (bap. 1711, d. 1779), composer, organist, and music editor, was born in Maiden Lane, London, and was baptized on 11 September 1711 at St James Garlickhythe, the youngest of four children of John Boyce (1673–1752), joiner and cabinet-maker, and his wife, ...

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W. G. Alcock

revised by Judith Blezzard

Bridge, Sir (John) Frederick (1844–1924), organist and composer, was born on 5 December 1844 at Oldbury, Worcestershire, the eldest son of John Bridge, of Oldbury, and his wife, Rebecca Cox. After moving to Rochester, John Bridge was appointed a vicar-choral at the cathedral. ...

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Broadwood, Lucy Etheldred (1858–1929), musician and folk-song collector, was born on 9 August 1858 at Pavilion House, Melrose, Scotland, the youngest of the eleven children of Henry Fowler Broadwood (1811–1893), piano manufacturer, and his wife, Juliana Maria, née Birch (1816–1898). She was the great-granddaughter of ...

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Cann, Rita Evelyn [performing name Rita Lawrence] (1911–2001), pianist and singer, was born on 24 January 1911 at Heathfield, Box Ridge Avenue, Beddington, Surrey, the elder daughter and eldest of three children of Albert Sam Cann (1871–1930×34), an import–export merchant, and his wife, ...

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Child, William (1606/7–1697), composer and organist, was born in Bristol, and, according to Anthony Wood (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 2.265), educated under Elway Bevin, the cathedral organist. There is, however, no evidence that he was a chorister at the cathedral, although on 5 April 1620 he was apprenticed to one of the lay clerks, ...

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Cole, Grace Elizabeth Agnes Annie [Gracie] (1924–2006), trumpeter, was born at Ivy Cottage, Rowlands Gill, co. Durham, on 8 September 1924, the only child of Albert Ernest Cole (1904–1986), miner and musician, and his wife, Elsie, née Lee (1905–1972). Her four first names were those of two grandmothers and two great-grandmothers. Her father played cornet in colliery bands in ...

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Colyer, Kenneth (1928–1988), jazz musician, was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 18 April 1928, the third son in a family of three sons and two daughters of Kenneth Edward Colyer, a chauffeur and butler, and his wife, Ruby Erhardt (d. c...

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Croft, William (bap. 1678, d. 1727), organist and composer, was born presumably at the Shirley Manor House in Nether Eatington, Warwickshire, the fourth of seven children of William Croft (1614–1690) and his wife, Jane Brent, daughter of the late vicar of Nether Eatington...

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Crotch, William (1775–1847), composer and organist, was born on 5 July 1775 at Green's Lane, St George Colgate, Norwich, the only child of Michael Crotch (1735–1813), a carpenter, and his second wife, Isabella (1737–1830); he had two older half-brothers, the children of his father's first marriage to ...

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Davies, Sir (Henry) Walford (1869–1941), composer and organist, was born on 6 September 1869 in Willow Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, the seventh child and fourth surviving son of John Whitridge Davies (d. 1885), accountant, and his wife, Susannah, daughter of Thomas Gregory, jeweller. After attending ...

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J. A. F. Maitland

revised by Donald Burrows

Gates, Bernard (1686–1773), musician, was born on 23 April 1686 at The Hague, Netherlands, the second son of Bernard Gates (d. 1718?) and his wife, Maria (d. 1725?). His father accompanied William III to England in 1688 and subsequently served as page of the presence to ...

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Gauntlett, Henry John (1805–1876), organist, organ designer, and composer, was born at Wellington, Shropshire, on 9 July 1805. He was the second son and fourth child of the Revd Henry Gauntlett (1762–1833), originally from Wiltshire, and from 1815 vicar of Olney, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, ...

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Gibbons, Christopher (bap. 1615, d. 1676), organist and composer, was baptized on 22 August 1615 at St Margaret's, Westminster, the third of the seven children of the composer Orlando Gibbons (bap. 1583, d. 1625) and his wife, Elizabeth (1590–1626), daughter of John Patten...

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L. M. Middleton

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Gibbs, Joseph (1699–1788), organist and composer, was born on 23 December 1699. He was prominent in the musical life of East Anglia, and was organist of St Nicholas's, Harwich (c.1734), of Dedham, in Essex (c.1744), and, from 1748, of ...

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Greene, Maurice (1696–1755), organist and composer, was born in London on 12 August 1696, the youngest of the seven children of the Revd Dr Thomas Greene (1648–1720) and his wife, Mary, née Shelton (d. 1722). Claiming descent from the medieval Greenes of ...