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W. B. Squire

revised by Clive Brown

Bache, Francis Edward (1833–1858), composer and organist, was born on 14 September 1833 at Birmingham, the eldest of the seven children of Samuel Bache (1804–1876), a Unitarian minister, and his wife, Emily, née Higginson (d. 1855). From a very early age he showed extraordinary talent for music, learning the piano, organ, and violin. On the last instrument, which he studied with ...

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Clark, Thomas (bap. 1775, d. 1859), composer, was baptized on 5 February 1775 at St Peter's, Canterbury, the son of William Clark (b. 1745/6?) and his wife, Mary Quested (1738?–1794). They lived at 35 St Georges Street, Canterbury, where William, a cordwainer, made and sold boots. ...

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Flower, Eliza (1803–1846), radical and composer, was born at Harlow in Essex on 19 April 1803, the eldest daughter of Benjamin Flower (1755–1829), a Cambridge printer, and his wife, Eliza, née Gould (1770–1810), a schoolteacher, the eldest daughter of John Gould of Dodbroke...

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Alexander Gordon

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Ogden, Jonathan Robert (1806–1882), composer, son of Robert Ogden (d. 1816), merchant, was born at Leeds on 13 June 1806 and was educated there, partly under Joseph Hutton, minister of Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel. He became a Unitarian, though his parents were members of the ...

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Thomas, John [pseud. Ieuan Ddu] (1795–1871), composer and schoolmaster, was born at Pibwr Llwyd, a farmhouse near Carmarthen. He was educated at Carmarthen, where he later kept a school for a short time. He moved to Merthyr Tudful, Glamorgan, about 1830 to follow the same occupation. Except for a short period when he was clerk to the Chartist ...