James Nares

(1715—1783) composer and organist

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(b Stanwell, bapt. 19 April 1715; d Westminster, 10 Feb. 1783). English organist and composer. He was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and later studied with Pepusch. In 1735 he was appointed organist of York Minster, and from the mid-1750s he held the posts of organist, composer, and Master of the Children to the Chapel Royal. Nares wrote keyboard pieces, sacred and secular vocal music, and some pedagogical works.

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