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date: 22 February 2020

Elvey, Sir George Joblocked

  • R. H. Newmarch
  • , revised by Nilanjana Banerji


Elvey, Sir George Job (1816–1893), organist and composer, born in Union Street, Canterbury, on 27 March 1816, was the younger son of John Elvey and Abigail Hardiman. For several generations his family had been connected with the musical life of the city. At an early age he was admitted as a chorister of ...

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