A Dictionary of Musicians

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Page 77 - ... Registers that he was at Chichester with his family in 1603, for the baptism of Thomas Weelkes the younger is entered there on 9 June ; another child, " Alles ", was baptized on 1 7 Sept. 1606. In 1 608 appeared his ' Ayeres or Phantasticke Spirites for three voices', in which he describes himself as " Gentleman of his Majesty's Chapel, Bachelor of Music, and Organist of the Cathedral Church of Chichester ". The name of Weelkes, however, is not to be found in the ' Old Cheque Book of the Chapel...
Page 78 - Kemp, professor of pianoforte at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, by his first wife, Clara Wells, daughter of Frederick Beasley, of London, of independent means.
Page 77 - Vocal Instructor, or the Art of Singing exemplified in Fifteen Lessons leading to Forty progressive Exercises, Lond., nd, fo.
Page 15 - October, 1849 ; a most remarkable pianist and composer, whose works are full of originality, poetry, exquisite grace, and refinement.
Page 47 - He was exceptionally gifted, and his surroundings and associations from earliest childhood tended only to refine and cultivate his natural gifts. His works will always remain models in art, and are celebrated all over the civilized world. His oratorio, "Elijah...
Page 6 - Birmingham, 14th September, 1833 ; D. there 24th August, 1858 ; pianist and composer of great promise, but his early death closed his career before his talent was fully developed.
Page 50 - December, 1791 ; one of the most marvellous musicians ever born ; as a child he was the admiration of everybody for his playing and composing...
Page 48 - Les Huguenots," " Le Prophete," " L'Etoile du Nord," " Dinorah," " L'Africaine," are known all over the world.

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