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Nicholas Temperley

(fl Castleton, Derbys., 1723–53). English psalmodist and ?composer. In 1723 he published the first edition of A Book of Psalmody in conjunction with John Barber. A second edition, by Robert Barber alone, followed in 1733, and a third, entitled David’s Harp Well Tuned...

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Nicholas Temperley

(b Kensington, London, Nov 20, 1766; d Bristol, May 15, 1821). English composer and theorist. Entering music as a largely self-taught amateur, he became a popular glee composer and a respected authority on music theory.

He was the son of a builder, Thomas Callcott, by his second wife, Charlotte Wall, and was educated at a private school by William Young; he was a brilliant student of classics, Hebrew and philosophy. Until he was 13 it was planned that he should become a surgeon, but he was so disgusted by witnessing an operation that he gave up this idea. He had learnt something of music from Henry Whitney, organist of Kensington parish church, and he began to practise the organ seriously while continuing to pursue, untaught, the study of languages and mathematics. He also learnt to play the clarinet and the oboe, and began to compose. In ...

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Nicholas Temperley

(b Gloucester, Dec 13, 1770; d Holmer, nr Hereford, Feb 22, 1836). English organist and composer. He was the son of John Clarke of Malmesbury, Wiltshire (d. 1802) and Amphillis Whitfeld (d. 1813). He studied music at Oxford (against his family's wishes) under Philip Hayes. He was organist at Ludlow parish church, ...

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Catherine Gas-Ghidina

(b Beauce, c1680; d c1760). French composer and music teacher. David studied music and composition with Nicolas Bernier between 1694 and 1698. From 1701 to 1706, he was chief of music for Philip V of Spain, and moved to Lyon in ...

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(b 1815; d 1907). American Moravian composer. See Moravians, music of the, §3.

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(b Orwigsburg, PA, May 7, 1839; d Chicago, 1929). American writer and composer of gospel hymns. He was the author of the Salvation Army hymn Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb? See Gospel music, §I, 1, (ii).

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Nicholas Temperley

(bap. Aldersgate, London, Feb 26, 1724; d London, April 15, 1764). English amateur musician. ‘In his younger days he was a great beau’, said Hawkins, who is the chief source of information about Immyns. ‘He had been guilty of some indiscretions, which proved an effectual bar to success in his profession, and reduced him to the necessity of becoming a clerk to an attorney in the city’. He cultivated music assiduously, playing the flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord, and had a ‘cracked counter-tenor voice’. As a member of the Academy of Ancient Music, and as a student and copyist to Pepusch, he became familiar with much old music, which he preferred to that of his own day. In ...

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Nicholas Temperley

(b Masham, Yorks., Jan 9, 1815; d Bradford, April 15, 1866). English composer . He was known as ‘Jackson of Masham’ to distinguish him from William Jackson ‘of Exeter’ (1730–1803). He was the son of a miller, John Jackson, and left school at 13 to work in the mill and bakery. In his free time he taught himself first to repair, and then to construct, organs; he also learnt how to play various instruments, and the elements of thoroughbass, using tutors and scores from the public library. In ...

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(b 1823; d 1901). American composer. See Moravians, music of the, §3.

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(b Wheaton, IL, Feb 2, 1892; d Honolulu, Oct 3, 1987). American radio evangelist and composer of gospel choruses. See Gospel music, §I, 1, (v).

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(b Philadelphia, March 12, 1826; d Plainfield, NJ, Nov 25, 1899). American composer and compiler of Sunday school songs. See Gospel music, §I.

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( b 1762; d 1821). American Moravian violinist and composer . See Moravians, music of the, §3 .

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W.H. Husk and Nicholas Temperley

(b London, Nov 15, 1800; d London, Jan 22, 1852). English composer and playwright. He was a pupil of Vincent Novello and Henry Bishop. His brother (James) Thomas Gooderham Rodwell was proprietor and manager of the Adelphi Theatre, where his first musical stage piece (...

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Nicholas Temperley

(b Dec 1738, bap. London, Jan 1, 1739; d Boston, early Dec 1798). English organist and composer. He was organist of All Hallows Bread Street (1756–73), joint organist of St Sepulchre’s, Holborn (1760–73), and organist to the Magdalen Hospital (...

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(fl Knoxville, TN, 1848). American tune book compiler and composer, probably identifiable with William H. Swan jr, the father of Marcus Lafayette Swan.

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(b 1762; d 1844). American composer . See Moravians, music of the, §3.

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(b 1751; d 1831). American Moravian composer. See Moravians, music of the, §3.

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(b 1792; d 1871). American Moravian composer, and editor of the first Moravian tunebook published in America. See Moravians, music of the, §3.