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Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold (1921–2006) by Erich Auerbach, 1961 Getty Images

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Arnold, Sir Malcolm Henry (1921–2006), trumpeter and composer, was born at Fairview, Cliftonville, Northampton, on 21 October 1921, the fourth son and fifth and youngest child of William Arnold, shoe manufacturer, and his wife, Annie, née Hawes. Coincidentally, two other well-known British composers of the twentieth century, ...

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Bowen, Edwin Yorke [York] (1884–1961), pianist and composer, was born on 22 February 1884 in Crouch Hill, London, the youngest of the three sons of Edward Bowen (d. 1911), founder of the whisky distillers Bowen and McKechnie, and his wife, Ellen Mary (1854–1906)...

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Bowman [née Bradford], Laura (1881–1957), musical entertainer, was born in Quincy, Illinois, USA, on 3 October 1881, the daughter of Charles Bradford (c.1850–c.1915), bartender, and his wife, Lois Adelaide, née Yeates (c.1850–1912). After being taken by her aunt for an education in ...

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Cumming, Barbara Theresa [name in religion Hildelith Cumming] (1909–1991), nun, printer, and musician, was born on 15 December 1909 at 61 Thurleigh Road, Battersea, the third daughter of Frederick Mann Cumming (1869–1931), a civil engineer's assistant, and his wife, Emma Georgiana Love (1868–1935)...

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Evans, Sir Geraint Llewellyn (1922–1992), singer, was born on 16 February 1922 at 55 William Street, Cilfynydd, Glamorgan, the only son of William John Evans (1899–1978), miner, and his wife, Charlotte May, née Thomas (1901–1923). His mother died in childbirth when her son was seventeen months old, and the daughter she then bore did not long survive her. His father thereupon returned to live with his own parents, and ...

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Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans (1922–1992) by Arnold Newman, 1978 Arnold Newman / Getty Images; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Frederick Lampe (1702/33–1751) by James Macardell (after S. Andrea) © Copyright The British Museum

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Lampe, John Frederick (1702/3–1751), composer and bassoonist, of unknown parentage, was said to be a native of Saxony (Burney, Hist. mus., 2.1001), and, according to his tombstone epitaph, was born in late 1702 or early 1703. Lampe's treatise A Plain and Compendious Method of Teaching Thorough Bass...

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Lewis, Richard [real name Thomas Thomas] (1914–1990), singer, was born on 10 May 1914 at 69 Baden Street, Ardwick, Manchester, only son and the younger of the two children of Thomas Thomas (d. 1949) and his wife, Mary Hannah, née Lewis (...

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Loudin, Frederick J. (1836–1904), choirmaster, was born in Portage county, Ohio, in 1836, the son of a farmer. His colour severely restricted his opportunities although Ohio was not a slave state. His father had contributed funds to a nearby college, but Loudin was refused a place because of his colour. Educated in ...

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Marged ferch Ifan (bap. 1696, d. 1793), harpist and wrestler, was probably born in Beddgelert, Caernarvonshire, and baptized in the parish church on 10 May 1696, one of at least eleven children born to Ifan Powell and his wife, Elizabeth Hughes. She became known far beyond ...

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Mather, Joseph (1737–1804), file cutter and songwriter, was born either at Chelmorton, Derbyshire, or in Cack Alley, Sheffield. Nothing is known of his parentage or early life but after serving an eight-year apprenticeship (1751–9) Mather became a journeyman file cutter (otherwise known as file hewer) in the ...

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Peck, James (b. 1773, d. in or after 1824), composer and music publisher, was born in London in 1773 and was perhaps (judging from several references in the Gentleman's Magazine) a member of a family of printers and booksellers residing at York...

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Rhys, Morgan (1716–1779), hymn writer and schoolmaster, was born on 1 April 1716, in Efail Fach, Cil-y-cwm, Carmarthenshire, one of nine children born to Rhys and Ann Lewis. Little is known of his early life but there is ample evidence in the annual ...

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Shuter, Edward [Ned] (1728?–1776), actor and singer, may have been born in 1728 but, as with so much else regarding the early life of this most colourful of actors, this is conjectural. Contemporary accounts such as the Theatrical Biography (1772) say that he was the son of a chair-man and an oyster woman and was born in a cellar in ...

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Stevenson, George John (1818–1888), hymnologist and historian, was born at Prince's Yard, Chesterfield, on 7 July 1818, the son of John George Stevenson (1792–1866) and his wife, Jane Aldred, both Methodists. Educated at Duttoris grammar school, Chesterfield, he became an active Methodist in 1831, while an apprentice printer. Over the next dozen years, he practised his trade in ...

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Wesley, Charles (1757–1834), musician, was born in Bristol, possibly at 19 Charles Street, on 11 December 1757, the son of Charles Wesley (1707–1788), Methodist preacher, and his wife, Sarah Gwynne (1726–1822). He was the third of eight children and the oldest of three who survived to maturity. It would appear to have been primarily from his mother that ...