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Thomas Attwood Walmisley

(1814—1856) composer and organist


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(b London, 1814; d Hastings, 1856). Eng. organist and composer. Org., Croydon church 1830, Trinity and St John's Colleges, Cambridge, 1833. Prof. of mus., Cambridge Univ. from 1836. Also brilliant mathematician. Comp. anthems, installation odes, and famous Services in B♭ (1834) and D minor (c. 1855). One of first to give mus. lectures with practical examples. Pioneer in Eng. appreciation of J. S. Bach.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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