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date: 19 February 2020

Parsons, Sir Williamlocked

(1745/6–1817)
  • L. M. Middleton
  • , revised by David J. Golby

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Parsons, Sir William (1745/6–1817), musician and composer, was possibly born in London. He became a chorister at Westminster Abbey, under Benjamin Cooke, which may have led to appearances in the choruses at theatres and in the concerts of the Academy of Ancient Music...

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