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Leach, James (1761 - 1798), psalmodist

Nicholas Temperley

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Townhead, Lancs., bap. Rochdale, 25 Dec 1761; d Blackley, nr Manchester, 8 Feb 1798). English psalmodist. A handloom weaver by trade, with little education, he devoted his leisure hours to the singing and composition of psalmody for Methodist meetings. Soon after the publication of his first collection in 1789, he became a full-time musician and music teacher. As an alto singer he took part in the Handel Festivals

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