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Blake, George E.locked

  • Donald W. Krummel

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(b England, 1775; d Philadelphia, Feb 20, 1871). American music engraver and publisher. He emigrated to the USA before 1793 and in 1794 began teaching the flute and clarinet. In 1802 he acquired the piano manufactory of John I. Hawkins in Philadelphia, and soon after began to publish and to operate a circulating music library. His production included many American compositions (...

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R.J. Wolfe: Early American Music Engraving and Printing (Urbana, IL, 1980)