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John Wall Callcott (1766–1821) by Frederick Christian Lewis senior, pubd 1824 (after Sir Augustus Wall Callcott) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Callcott, John Wall (1766–1821), composer and music teacher, was born on 20 November 1766 at The Mall, Kensington Gravel Pits, London, the son of Thomas Callcott, builder, and his second wife, Charlotte, née Wall; his brother was the painter Sir Augustus Wall Callcott...

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Carroll, Walter (1869–1955), music educationist and composer, was born on 4 July 1869 at 156 Bury New Road, Manchester, the only son and last of the five children of Robert Carroll (bap. 1829), a commercial traveller, and his wife, Fanny Wormald, née...

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J. C. Bridge

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Hiles, Henry (1826–1904), composer and teacher of music, was born on 31 December 1826 at Shrewsbury, the youngest of the six sons of James Hiles, a tradesman, and his wife, Sarah. He studied under his brother John Hiles (1810–1882), an organist and composer, and from the age of thirteen deputized at several churches for him. In 1845 ...

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Gustav Theodore Holst (1874–1934) by Herbert Lambert, pubd 1923 © Jenny Letton, administered by Composer Prints Ltd.; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Holst, Gustav Theodore (1874–1934), composer and teacher of music, was born on 21 September 1874 at 4 Pittville Terrace, Cheltenham, the elder son of Adolph von Holst (1846–1901) and his first wife, Clara Cox (1841–1882), daughter of Samuel Lediard, solicitor, of Cirencester. He was baptized ...

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J. C. Hadden

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Martin, George William (1825–1881), music teacher and composer, was born in London on 8 March 1825. He began his musical studies as a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, under William Hawes, and was one of the choirboys at Westminster Abbey for the coronation of ...

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Stevens, Bernard George (1916–1983), composer and teacher, was born on 2 March 1916 at 82 Holmleigh Road, Stamford Hill, east London, the son of George Stevens, a foreman metalworker, and his wife, Nellie Louise Martin. He received early encouragement from the composer Harold Samuel...