Stephen Paxton
Stephen Paxton (bap. Durham, 27 Dec 1734; died in London, August 18, 1787) was an 18th-century cellist and composer.He is remembered along with his brother, William Paxton (1737–1781), for the compos...
Benjamin Cooke
Benjamin Cooke (1734 – 14 September 1793) was an English composer, organist and teacher.Cooke was born in London and named after his father, also Benjamin Cooke, a music publisher based in Covent Gar...
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John Clarke Whitfield
John Clarke Whitfield (sometimes Whitfeld) (13 December 1770 – 22 February 1836), English organist and composer, was born at Gloucester, and educated at Oxford under Dr Philip Hayes.In 1789 he w...
Henry Bishop (composer)
Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (18 November 1786 – 30 April 1855) was an English composer. He is most famous for the songs "Home! Sweet Home!" and "Lo! Here the Gentle Lark." He was the compo...
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William Horsley
William Horsley (18 November 1774 – 12 June 1858) was an English musician. His compositions are numerous, and include amongst other instrumental pieces three symphonies for full orchestra. More import...
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Jonathan Battishill
Jonathan Battishill (May 1738 – 10 December 1801) was an English composer, keyboard player, and concert tenor. He began his career as a composer writing theatre music but later devoted himself to work...
Thomas Brewer (composer)
Thomas Brewer (1611–c. 1660) was a 17th-century composer best known for introducing the glee form. Little is known of his life. However many of his compositions have survived. Most of them are catches...
Harriett Abrams
Harriett Abrams (born c. 1758- died 8 March 1821, Torquay) was an English soprano and composer. Particularly praised for her performances in the repertoire of George Frideric Handel, Abrams enjoyed a ...
William Linley
William Linley (1771–1835) was one of seven musical siblings born to Thomas Linley the elder and his wife Mary Johnson.
Born in Bath, Somerset, on 27 January 1771 Linley was the youngest child of ...
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John Wall Callcott
John Wall Callcott (20 November 1766 – 15 May 1821) was an eminent English composer.Callcott was born in Kensington, London. He was a pupil of Haydn, and is celebrated mainly for his glee compositions...
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Hail Smiling Morn
Hail Smiling Morn, Roud #1346, is a glee which is sung either as a Christmas carol or as an Easter carol, and features in the Yorkshire pub Christmas singing traditions found in several parts of the c...
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Michael William Balfe
Michael William Balfe (15 May 1808 – 20 October 1870) was an Irish composer, best-remembered for his opera The Bohemian Girl.After a short career as a violinist, Balfe pursued an operatic singing care...
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Glee (music)
A glee is an English type of part song spanning the late baroque, classical and early romantic periods. It is usually scored for at least three voices, and generally intended to be sung unaccompanied....
John Alcock (organist)
John Alcock (11 April 1715, London – 23 February 1806) was an English organist and composer. He wrote instrumental music, glees and much church music.
He was a pupil of John Stanley at St. P...
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John Danby (musician)
John Danby (1757 – 16 May 1798) was an English composer of glees, of which he wrote around 92, some of which were only published after his death. Among the most popular of his glees are Awake, AEolia...
Henry Purcell
Henry Purcell (/ˈpɜrsəl/; c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695), was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a ...
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Henry Wylde
Henry Wylde (22 May 1822 − 13 March 1890) was an English conductor, composer, teacher and music critic.
Henry Wylde was born at Bushey, Hertfordshire, elder son of Henry Wylde (1795–1876) and Mar...
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William Crotch
William Crotch (5 July 1775 – 29 December 1847) was an English composer and organist.
Born in Norwich, Norfolk, to a master carpenter he showed early musical talent as a child prodigy. The t...
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Thomas Attwood (composer)
Thomas Attwood (23 November 1765 – 24 March 1838) was an English composer and organist.
The son of a musician in the royal band, Attwood was born in London, probably in Pimlico. At the age o...
John Addison (1765–1844)
John Addison (c. 1765 – 30 January 1844) was a British composer and double-bass player.Addison was born, lived, and died in London. He wrote six operettas which were very popular at the time, includin...
Here's a Health unto His Majesty
"Here's a Health unto His Majesty" is an English patriotic song or glee, now used as the regimental march of the Royal Army Medical Corps since 1948. Note the song is never "Here's A Health unto HER M...
John Stafford Smith
John Stafford Smith (30 March 1750 – 21 September 1836) was a British composer, church organist, and early musicologist. He was one of the first serious collectors of manuscripts of wor...
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William Beale
William Beale (1 January 1784 – 3 May 1854) was an English composer and baritone.Beale was born in Landrake, Cornwall. He first served as a chorister at Westminster Abbey under Samuel Arnold until his...
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Reginald Spofforth
Reginald Spofforth (1769 (baptised 12 September) - 8 September 1827) was an English musician. He was born in Southwell, Nottinghamshire but moved to London around 1790. He was active as an organist,...
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William Paxton (musician)
William Paxton (1737–1781) was a cellist in England. He composed several sets of duets and solos for the cello, including six duos for two cellos (Op. 1), eight duos for violin and cello (Op. 2...
Samuel Webbe
Samuel Webbe (1740 – 25 May 1816) was an English composer.Born in Minorca in 1740, Webbe was brought up in London. His father died when he was still a baby and his mother returned to London where...
R. J. S. Stevens
Richard John Samuel Stevens (27 March 1757 in London, England – 23 September 1837 in Peckham near London) was an English composer and organist.
In 1801 Stevens was appointed Gresham Professor of M...