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Wade, John Francis (<i>died</i> 1786), plainchant scribe, publisher

Bennett Mitchell Zon

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 ?England, 1711/12; d ?England, 1786). English plainchant scribe and publisher. He is best known as the composer and author of Adeste fideles. He was almost certainly a convert to Roman Catholicism and attended the Dominican college at Bornem (Belgium) where, presumably, he learnt to copy plainchant. His extant works, which date from the period 1737–74, divide into three types: plainchant manuscripts, printed books with hand-notated plainchant, and

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