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Barnby, Sir Joseph (1838-1896), composer and conductor

Anne P. Baker

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1465
Barnby, Sir Joseph (1838-1896), composer and conductor


Barnby, Sir Joseph (1838-1896), composer and conductor, was born on 12 August 1838 at Swinegate, York, the youngest child in the family of fifteen children of Thomas Barnby, a shoemaker and organist, and his wife Barbara, née Robinson. At the age of seven he became a chorister at York Minster, ...

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