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Barnard, John (b. c. 1591), music editor and composer, was between 1618 and 1622 a lay clerk at Canterbury Cathedral, where he was also employed to teach the cathedral choristers to play the viol. When he married Marie Martin there on 7 October 1619 his age was given as 'about 28'. A son, ...

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William Boyce (bap. 1711, d. 1779) by Thomas Hudson, c. 1745–50 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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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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Broderip, William (1683–1727), organist and composer, was born on 10 July 1683, the son of Adrian Broderip. He held several posts at Wells Cathedral, initially as vicar-choral from 1701 and then as sub-treasurer from 1706. He was paid a salary of 40s...

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Clifford, James (bap. 1622, d. 1698), Church of England clergyman and musician, son of Edward Clifford, a cook, was born at Oxford, in the parish of St Mary Magdalen, where he was baptized on 2 May 1622. He had three brothers and two sisters. He was a chorister at ...

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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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Dowland, Robert (c. 1591–1641), musician, was the son of John Dowland (1563?–1626), lutenist and composer. The likely year of his birth is indicated by his marriage documents, dated 11 October 1626, which state that he was 'aged about xxxv yeares'. His godfather was ...

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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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L. M. Middleton

revised by David J. Golby

Kelway [Kellaway, Kellway], Joseph (c. 1702–1782), musician, was probably born in Chichester, Sussex, the younger brother of Thomas Kelway; his parents are believed to have been either Thomas Kelway and his wife, Ann Crosfield, of Chichester, or Jasper Kellway and his wife, Mary Brathwait...

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L. M. Middleton

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Page, John (c. 1760–1812), singer and music editor, was from 1790 until 1795 lay clerk of St George's Chapel, Windsor, and he also deputized in the Chapel Royal and St Paul's Cathedral, as a tenor. In 1801 he was appointed vicar-choral at the cathedral. He was a professional member of the ...

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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...

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Yonge, Nicholas (d. 1619), music editor, may be identified with the Nicholas Yong of London who was born in Lewes, Sussex, and whose mother's name was Bray. In 1585 he applied for membership of the London waits and doubtless through the influence of his sponsor, ...