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Allen, Sir Hugh Percy (1869–1946), musicologist and conductor, was born at Reading on 23 December 1869, the youngest of the seven children of John Herbert Allen, who was in business with Huntley and Palmers of Reading. His mother, Rebecca, was the daughter of ...


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Taylor, Edward (1784–1863), lecturer and writer on music, the son of John Taylor (1750–1826), a hymn writer and nonconformist minister, and his wife, Susanna Taylor (1755–1823) [see under Taylor, John (1750-1826)], a literary hostess, was born in Norwich on 22 January 1784. He came from an old Unitarian family, and his great-grandfather was the dissenting divine and Hebrew scholar ...


Whittaker, William Gillies (1876–1944), composer and musicologist, was born on 23 July 1876 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the only son of John Whittaker, a railway clerk for the North Eastern Railway Company, and his wife, Mary Jane Gillies (c.1854–1932), daughter of a ...