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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 ...


C. L. Kingsford

revised by John Rosselli

Harrison, William (1813–1868), singer and opera manager, the son of a coal merchant, was born at Marylebone, Middlesex, on 15 June 1813. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music he appeared from 1837 as a professional singer there and at the Sacred Harmonic Society...


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 ...