Willem De Fesch

(1687—1761) composer and musical performer

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(b Alkmaar, 1687; d London, ?1757).

Flemish composer, organist, cellist, and violinist. Choirmaster, Antwerp Cath., 1725–31. Settled in London 1733. First vn. in Handel's orch. 1746; dir. of orch. at Marylebone Gardens 1748–9. Wrote oratorios, masses, concs., and songs.

Subjects: Music.

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