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Thomas Augustine Arne (1710–1778) by William Humphrey, pubd 1778 (after Robert Dunkarton, c. 1770) © Copyright The British Museum

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Arne, Thomas Augustine (1710–1778), composer and musical performer, was born in King Street, Covent Garden, London, on 12 March 1710, the son of Thomas Arne (bap. 1682, d. 1736) [see under Arne family], upholsterer and undertaker, and his second wife, Anne, ...

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Ayrton, Edmund (1734–1808), composer and musician, was born on 21 October 1734 at Ripon, Yorkshire, the third of the four surviving children of Edward Ayrton (1698–1774), alderman and later mayor and magistrate of the borough of Ripon, and his wife, Catherine (1701?–1781), daughter 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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John Blow (1648?–1708) by Robert White, pubd 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brewer, Thomas (1611–c. 1660), musician and composer, was the son of Thomas Brewer, a poulterer, and his wife, True. He was born in London, where his parents lived in the parish of Christchurch, Newgate Street, and was educated at Christ's Hospital. He was admitted there on 9 December 1614 at the age of three, and learned the viol from the school music master. On this instrument he became a celebrated performer. On 20 June 1626 he was discharged from the school by his mother and by ...

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Grabu, Louis (fl. 1665–1694), composer and musician, was described as 'of Shalon [possibly Cape Salou] in Catalunnia', though he always seems to have been regarded as a Frenchman. He was appointed composer to Charles II on 31 March 1665, soon after his arrival in ...

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John Hingeston (c. 1606–1683) by unknown artist, late 1650s? [detail] Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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Hingeston, John (c. 1606–1683), instrumentalist and composer, was born in the parish of St Lawrence, York, the son and one of at least seven children of Thomas Hingeston (d. 1619/20), vicar-choral at York Minster and rector of St Lawrence in the city, and his wife, ...

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Hudson, George (d. 1672/3), composer and musician, first appears when he was sworn by warrant of 3 December 1641 into the next but one vacancy among the lutes and voices at the royal court, but the dissolution of the establishment in 1642 foiled this opportunity. He is named among 'able masters for voyce or viol' in ...

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George Hudson (d. 16723) by unknown artist Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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Nicholas Lanier (bap. 1588, d. 1666) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1628? Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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Lanier, Nicholas (bap. 1588, d. 1666), musician and art dealer, was baptized on 10 September 1588 in the church of Holy Trinity Minories, London. His father, John Lanier (d. 1616), was a sackbut player in the royal court band or musick, and his mother, ...

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Lawes, William (bap. 1602, d. 1645), instrumentalist and composer, was baptized in Salisbury Cathedral on 1 May 1602, son of the singing man Thomas Lawes (d. 1640), native of Dinder by Wells, Somerset, and his wife, Lucretia (or Lucris or Lucrece) Shepherd...

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Marsh, Alphonso (bap. 1627, d. 1681), musician and composer, baptized at St Margaret's, Westminster, on 28 January 1627, was the son of Robert Marsh, one of the royal musicians to Charles I. Alphonso Marsh was married twice; his first wife, Mary Cheston, whom he married on 8 February 1648, was probably the mother of his two children, ...

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Marsh, John (1752–1828), musician and writer, was born on 31 May 1752 at Dorking, Surrey, the first of the five children of Henry Marsh (1713–1772), captain in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Mary (Molly; 1715×20–1759), probably the daughter of Edward Tyler, a dissenting tradesman of ...

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Mico [Meco], Richard (c. 1590–1661), musician and composer, was the eldest of four sons and five daughters of Walter Mico of Taunton in Somerset, who was probably involved in the cloth trade, and his wife, Margery (d. 1616), from an Oxfordshire family named ...

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Miller, Edward (1735–1807), musician, was born in Norwich on 30 October 1735 and was baptized on 30 November 1735 in St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, the second son and fourth child of Thomas Miller (1692/3–1764), a pavior, and his wife, Elizabeth Bacon (d...

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Nurse, Rupert Theophilus (1910–2001), instrumentalist and musical arranger, was born on 26 December 1910 at Henry Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad. His parents were Trinidadian. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Venezuela where his father, a mechanic, worked for President Gomez...