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Alline, Henry

J. M. Bumsted.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Composition; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1148 words.

Alline, Henry (1748–1784), evangelist and hymn writer, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on 14 June 1748, the second son of William Alline and Rebecca Clark. His father, who was probably a...

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Bacon, Thomas

Carole Lynne Price.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Strings; Composition. 1022 words.

Bacon, Thomas (1700?–1768), Church of England clergyman and musician, was probably born either in the Isle of Man or Cumberland. He had at least one brother. He is known to have been in...

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Bacon, Thomas

J. A. Leo Lemay.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1426 words.

Bacon, Thomas (1700?–26 May 1768), clergyman and musician, is traditionally said to have been born on the Isle of Man, but his earliest records come from Whitehaven, Cumberland County,...

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Barcroft, George

Roger Bowers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Music Education and Pedagogy; Keyboard. 426 words.

Barcroft, George (d. 1610), Church of England clergyman and musician, is of unknown parentage. From 1565 to 1571 he was a chorister of Winchester Cathedral. He entered Trinity College,...

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Beddome, Benjamin

W. B. Lowther.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion; Composition. 437 words.

Beddome, Benjamin (1717–1795), Particular Baptist minister and hymn writer, the son of John Beddome (d. 1757), Baptist minister, and Rachel Brandon, was born at Henley in Arden,...

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Bisse, Thomas

William Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Music; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 593 words.

Bisse, Thomas (1675–1731), Church of England clergyman and founder of the Three Choirs festival, was baptized on 6 April 1675 at Oldbury on the Hill, Gloucestershire, one of two sons of...

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Bliss, Philip Paul

Daniel W. Stowell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Composition. 966 words.

Bliss, Philip Paul (09 July 1838–29 December 1876), hymnodist and musical evangelist, was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, the son of Isaac Bliss and Lydia Doolittle, farmers. As an...

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Bonar, Horatius

Rosemary Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion; Composition. 879 words.

Bonar, Horatius (1808–1889), Free Church of Scotland minister and hymn writer, was born at Edinburgh on 19 December 1808. He was the sixth son of James Bonar, the second solicitor of excise...

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Burnham, Richard

J. H. Thorpe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion; Composition. 478 words.

Burnham, Richard (bap. 1749, d. 1810), Particular Baptist minister and hymnodist, son of William and Ann Burnham, was baptized at the parish church, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on 22...

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Chelle, William

Ronald Woodley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Composition. 397 words.

Chelle, William (fl. 1524–1559), Church of England clergyman and musician, was born probably in the diocese of Worcester; he may be the William Chell who, a secular, was ordained acolyte on...

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