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Dale, Joseph (1749/50–1821), music publisher and composer, is of obscure origins, although it is possible given his later interests that he was Scottish. He is first identified as the organist of St Antholin, Budge Row, Watling Street, London, in February 1777, a post he held until only a few months before his death. ...

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Foss, Hubert James (1899–1953), music publisher and composer, was born on 2 May 1899 at Woodcroft, Park Hill Road, Croydon, Surrey, the thirteenth and youngest child of Frederick Foss (1850–1908) and his wife, Anne Penny Bartrum (1853–1924). His father, a solicitor, served as a JP and was mayor of ...

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Playford, John (1622/3–1686/7), music publisher, was born in Norwich, a son of John Playford (d. 1639), mercer of Norwich, and his second wife. He may have been educated at the almonry, or cathedral choir school, in Norwich and on 23 March 1640 was apprenticed to the ...

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John Playford (1621x23–1686/7) by Richard Gaywood, pubd 1663 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tattersall, William de Chair (bap. 1751, d. 1829), Church of England clergyman and musician, was baptized on 11 September 1751 at Charing, Kent, the second son of James Tattersall (d. 1784), and his first wife, Dorothy, daughter of the Revd William de Chair...