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Baldwin, John (d. 1615), music copyist and composer, is of unknown origins and parentage. According to Ernest Brennecke, Baldwin was admitted a lay clerk of St George's Chapel, Windsor, in 1575; he cites no documentary evidence in support of this claim and none exists today, though subsequent repair work on the ...

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Smith, John Christopher [formerly Johann Christoph Schmidt] (1712–1795), composer and music copyist, was born in Ansbach, Germany, in 1712, the son of the German music copyist Johann Christoph Schmidt (1683–1762/3), later known as John Christopher Smith the elder, and his wife, whose name is unknown but who was apparently wealthy. Both composers are chiefly remembered for their connections with ...