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Boosey, Leslie Arthur (1887–1979), music publisher, was born in Bromley, Kent, on 26 July 1887, the eldest of five children (three sons and two daughters) of Arthur Boosey, music publisher, and his wife, Lucy Ashton. After some years at Malvern College he chose, instead of going to a university, to work for a time in the music publishing house of ...

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Bremner [Brymer], Robert (c. 1713–1789), music publisher, may have been born in Edinburgh on 9 September 1713, the son of John Brymer and Margaret Urie, possibly episcopalians whose occupations are unknown, and, if this identification is correct, younger brother to James Bremner (...

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Buchan, Peter (1790–1854), folk-song collector, historian, and publisher, was born on 4 August 1790 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the only son of Peter Buchan, a ships' pilot from Peterhead, and his wife, Janet Buchan of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire. On 20 June 1813 he married ...

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Dale, Joseph (1749/50–1821), music publisher and composer, is of obscure origins, although it is possible given his later interests that he was Scottish. He is first identified as the organist of St Antholin, Budge Row, Watling Street, London, in February 1777, a post he held until only a few months before his death. ...

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Ebers, John (bap. 1778, d. 1858), bookseller and opera manager, was born in Hertford, where he was baptized at St Andrew's Church on 24 July 1778, the son of John Henry Ebers and his wife, Sarah. At some time between 1808 and 1811 he took over from his father a fashionable bookshop in ...

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Flackton, William (bap. 1709, d. 1798), bookseller and musician, was born in Canterbury and baptized on 27 March 1709 in the parish of St Alphege there, the eldest surviving son of John Flackton (bap. 1679) and his wife, Catharine Sharp, who married in 1702. ...

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L. M. Middleton

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Forster, William (1739–1808), musical instrument maker and publisher, was born at Brampton, Cumberland, the son of a spinning-wheel maker and repairer and maker of violins. He made his way southward as a cattle-drover and reached London in 1759. At home he had been carefully taught music and the making of instruments, and the violins with which he subsequently supplied the ...

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Foss, Hubert James (1899–1953), music publisher and composer, was born on 2 May 1899 at Woodcroft, Park Hill Road, Croydon, Surrey, the thirteenth and youngest child of Frederick Foss (1850–1908) and his wife, Anne Penny Bartrum (1853–1924). His father, a solicitor, served as a JP and was mayor of ...

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Glen, David (1853–1916), bagpipe maker and publisher of highland bagpipe music, was born on 3 April 1853 at 30 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, one of the nine children of Alexander Glen (1801–1873), bagpipe maker, and his second wife, Ann Marshall (b. c...

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Green, James (bap. 1692), music compiler, was baptized at Darfield, Yorkshire, on 5 May 1692, and was the younger brother of John Green (bap. 1677). The two collaborated on A Book of Psalm Tunes, of which the earliest edition extant is the second, in 1713; on the title-page they are described as being 'of ...

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Herd, David (bap. 1732, d. 1810), song collector and editor, was born at Balmakelly in the parish of Marykirk in Kincardineshire, and baptized there on 23 October 1732, the son of John Herd, a farmer, and his wife, Margaret Low (1691–1751). Little is known of his education. He spent much of his career as a law clerk with ...

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James, Richard Leon [Dick] [formerly Isaac Vapnik] (1920–1986), music publisher, was born on 12 December 1920 at 1 Underwood Street, Mile End New Town, Spitalfields, London, the son of Morris Vapnik, master butcher, and his wife, Annie, née Puff. Three years after leaving school at fourteen he became a professional vocalist by joining ...

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R. F. Sharp

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Knapton, Philip (1788–1833), composer and music publisher, was born in York on 20 October 1788, the son of Samuel Knapton, a music publisher and instrument maker who took over Thomas Haxby's business in York about 1796. He received his musical education at Cambridge...

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Lewis, Sir Anthony Carey (1915–1983), musician and founder of Musica Britannica, was born on 2 March 1915 in Bermuda, the youngest of the three sons (there was no daughter) of Major (later Colonel) Leonard Carey Lewis (1880–1952) of the Lincolnshire regiment and Royal Army Ordnance Corps...

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J. C. Hadden

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Littleton, Henry (1823–1888), music publisher, was born in London on 7 January (Krummel and Sadie give 2 January) 1823, the son of James and Elizabeth Littleton. About 1837 he began working for the music-sellers and publishers George and Manby of Fleet Street...

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MacDonald, Donald (1766/7–1840), bagpipe maker and music publisher, was born at Glenhinisdale, Skye. He was a piper in the 2nd battalion Caithness fencible regiment from 1795 to about 1802, and pipe major in the Argyllshire militia from about 1811 to 1817. By 1806 he was a bagpipe maker in ...