British Musical Biography: A Dictionary of Musical Artists, by James Duff Brown

By James Duff Brown

Co-authored through James D. Brown (also identified for A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians) and Stephen S. Stratton, British Musical Biography is an alphabetical reference paintings to the major achievements of British musical artists, composers and authors from as early as 1042 advert to the top of the 19th century. It first seemed in 1897 as an scan in publishing and was once encouraged partially by way of patriotism at the a part of the authors. It comprises the names of British composers and performers, their dates of beginning and dying, short biographies, and information of significant works, their first functionality, and date of first ebook. analyzing their short to incorporate the full of the British empire, the authors have integrated the names of good over 2,500 well-known and lesser-known musicians born in Britain and its colonies.

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Parsons, Bird, Morley, Tye, Bull, etc. The only perfect copy of this work is contained in the library of Hereford Cathedral. Its title is, "The First Book of Selected Church Music, consisting of Services and Anthems, such as are now used in the cathedral and collegiate churches of this kingdom; never before printed, whereby such Books as were heretofore, with much difficulty and charges, transcribed for the use of the Quire, are now, to the saving of much Labour and Expense, published for the general good of all such as shall desire them either for public or private exercise.

In Society's "Messiah" Concert, December 26, 1875 he was appointed Precentor of Eton Col- 1856; in the quartets in " Elijah," at the lege, an office he resigned in 1892, on his elec- Birmingham Festival, 1858; and was well tion as Principal of the Guildhall School of known as an oratorio singer. He died at Music. For fifteen years, to 1876, he was Slough, April 2, 1885. SIDNEY BARNBY, alto, musical adviser to the firm of Novello, Ewer, was elected assistant Vicar Choral of St. and Co. In November, 1882, he conducted Paul's Cathedral, in 1873, a position he still the annual performance of the "Messiah," by retains.

Where he gained distinction by his organ recitals. —THEODORE PRICE, organist, was born at Salisbury, 1844. Articled pupil of Dr. S. S. Wesley, at Winchester and Gloucester. Organist of St. Matthew's, Cheltenham ; St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham, Dublin ; St. Martin's, Salisbury (during his father's term of office as Mayor); Llandaff Cathedral; Chichester Cathedral; and since 1886, of the Park Hall, and St. Andrew's Church, Cardiff. —WILLIAM HENRY, violoncellist, born at Salisbury, 1835. ; King's Scholar, 1850.

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