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College, Cambridge, and in 1688 became
teacher of choristers. Organist of Winchester
College in succession to Jeremiah Clark in
1695 ; lay-vicar of Winchester Cathedral, and
in 1729 succeeded Vaughan Richardson as

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BISHOP.

organist. He died at Winchester, December
19, 1737. He published "A Sett of new
Psahn Tunes, in four parts," cantus, medius,
tenor and bassus, J. Walsh [1700] ; " Supple-
ment to the new Psalm-book, consisting of 6
new anthems and 6 new Psalm tunes," Lon-
don, 1725 ; and some of his compositions in
MS. are in the British jMuseum.

Bishop, John, organist and author, born
at Cheltenham, July 31, 1818. He was suc-
cessively organist of St. Paul's, Cheltenham,
1831 ; Blackburn, 1838-39 ; St. James', Chel-
tenham ; Roman Catholic Chapel, and St.
John's, Cheltenham. These appointments he
resigned in 1852. He died at Cheltenham,
February 3, 1890.

Works — Anthems, organ music, songs, etc.
Two collections of Chants, 1852-57, containing
" Remarks on the singing of the daily Psalms."
Brief memoir of George Frederick Handel,
1856. Remarks on the causes of the present
generally degraded state of music in our
churches, 1860. Repertorium Musicse An-
tiqufe — a miscellaneous collection of classical
comx30sitions by the greatest masters of Italy,
Germany, ed. (with J. Warren) London, 1848.
He edited various collections of organ miisic,
and translated various works on musical
theory by Czerny, Reicha, G. Weber, Otto,
Spohr, etc.

Bisse, Thomas, clergyman and author,
published "A Sermon preached at Hereford
at the meeting of the choirs of Hereford,
Gloucester and Worcester, in September,
1726 — ' I got me men-singers and women-
singers and the delights of the sons of men,
as musical instruments, and that of all sorts,' "
1726. Dr. Bisse was the virtual founder of
the Three Choirs Festivals, which he first
proposed at Gloucester in 1724.

Bisset, Catherine, pianist, born London
in 1795. She was eldest daughter of Robert
Bisset, LL.D., author of a "Life of Burke,"
and other works. She studied under J. B.
Cramer, and first appeared at the New Musi-
cal Fund Concert in 1811. In 1823 she ap-
peared at Paris, and thereafter was much
engaged in London as pianist at private con-
certs. She died at Barnes in February, 1864.
Her younger sister, Elizabeth Anne (born
London, 1800; died — ?), was a harp-player
and composer, who studied iinder F. Dizi.
She published a niunber of arrangements and
fantasias for the harp and pianoforte.

Black, Andrew, baritone vocalist, born
in Glasgow, January 15, 1859. Was for some
time organist of the Anderston U. P. Church,
Glasgow, but developing a fine baritone voice,
he studied singing under A. Randegger, and
J. B. Welch ; afterwards receiving instruc-
tion from Domenico Scafati in Milan. From
1884 his singing attracted attention in Scot-
land ; but it was at the Crystal Palace Concert,



BLAGROVE.

July 30, 1887, that he achieved his first great
success. He sang there twice during the fol-
lowing month, and from that time his advance
was rapid. He made a tour in America, and
sang in opera. His first apj)earance at a pro-
vincial Festival was at Leeds in 1892 ; and in
1894 he was selected for the title part in
"Elijah" at the Birmingham Festival, and
was engaged for the same at Gloucester in
1895, and at Norwich, 1896. He has sung at
all the most important concerts in the King-
dom. Since its opening, in 1893, he has been a
professor of singing at the Manchester Royal |
College of Music. He is a painter of consider-
able ability, and his wife is an accomplished
pianist.

Blackwell, Isaac, composer, flourished '
during latter part of 17th century. Com-
posed " Choice Ayres, Songs, and Dialogues
to the theorbo-lute and bass-violo," London,
1657.

Blackwood, Helen, see Dufferin, Lady.

Blagrave, Thomas, composer and mu-
sician, was born in Berkshire about 1661. He I
was a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and a|
member of the private band of Charles II,
He died on November 21, 1688, and is buried]
in the north cloister of Westminster Abbey.
He composed a few songs.

Blagrove, Richard, violinist and teacher.
Author of "A New and Improved System tc I
the Art of Playing the Violin." Lond., 1828.
Fantasias, etc., for pf., concertina, etc. His]
brother William, who died at London in]
1858, was also a violinist.

Blagrove, Henry Gamble, violinist, was|
born at Nottingham, October 20th, ,1811.
Son of above. First appeared in public, ',1816.
Taken to London by his father, 1817. Played!
at Drury Lane Theatre, 1817. Studied under I
Si3agnoletti, 1821, and became a pupil at the I
R.A.IM., 1823. Gained silver medal, R.A.M.,
for violin playing, 1824. ]\Ieniber of Queenl
Adelaide's private band, 1830-1837. Studied!
under Spohr in Germany, 1832-34. Played at]
London Concerts and Provincial Festivals.!
He died at London, December 15th, 1872.

Blagrove, Richard Manning, viola andl
concertina player, brother of the preceding,!
was born at Nottingham. In 1837 he entered!
the R.A.M., studying the viola under H. Hill.!
He also studied the concertina, and played!
a solo on that instrument at the Hanover!
Square Rooms, March 12th, 1842. With.1
Giulio Regondi, George Case, and A. B. Sedg-
wick, he formed a concertina quartet, thel
first concert taking place in the room justj
named, June 12th, 1844. The next year
found him engaged at concerts as pianofortel
accompanist, and viola player in his brother!
Henry's quartet concerts. From that timel
onward he was prominent in musical work.J
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BLAIKIE.

succeeded him as principal viola in the Phil-
harmonic orchestra, and at the Three Choirs
Festivals, posts he held until 1894. For
many years, up to 1890, he was a professor at
the R.A.JI., and a Fellow of that Institution.
In 1890, he began a series of concerts at
Clapham HaU, assisted by his sons Stanley
and Arthur, and his wife, nee Freeth, a
gifted pianist. He died in London, October
21st, 1895. Published Concertina Journal,
1853, Fantasias, etc., pf. and concertina. It
was specially for him that G. A. Macfarren
wrote his concertina quintet.

Blaikie, Andrew, engraver and musician,
who flourished in Paisley in the first half of
the present century. He noted down and
engraved the tunes in " jMotherwell's ]\Iin-
strelsy," 1827, and was the owner of two 17th
century musical manuscripts of considerable
value.

Blair, Hugh, organist and composer,
eldest son of the late Rev. R. H. Blair, M.A.,
F.R.A.S., of Ayrshire family. He was born
at Worcester, May 26th, 1864, and educated
in Yorkshire, and the Cathedral school,
Worcester, studying music under the late
Dr. Done. In 1883 he gained the Choral
Scholarship at Christ College, Cambridge,
where he was a pupil of Dr. Garrett, and Sir
G. A. ilacfarren. He graduated B.A., 1886,
and Mus. Bac, 1887. Deputy organist at
Worcester Cathedral, 1887, he was appointed
organist-in-charge, 1889, and succeeded Dr.
Done as organist in 1895. He conducted the
opening service of the Worcester Festival in
1890, and the Festivals of 1893-6. He is
Conductor of Musical Societies at Worcester
and Redditch, and a Vice-President of the
London Church Orchestral Society.

His compositions include two Cantatas: —
"Harvest Tide" (Trinity Church, Barnes,
1892) ; " Blessed are they who watch " (Wor-
cester, 1894) ; Festival Evening Service, eight
voices (Worcester Festival, 1887) ; Evening
Service in B flat (Gloucester Festival, 1892) ;
Te Deum and Jubilate in D (Worcester Festi-
val, 1893) ; Anthems, Services, etc.

Blair, William, violinist and composer,
born at Crathie, Aberdeenshire, October 26th,
1793, died there November 12th, 1884. He
was famous as a player of Scots dance music,
and was a sort of fiddler to Queen Victoria
from 1848. He composed some dance music,
and is remembered by his strathspey, entitled,
" The Queen's Fiddler's compliments to ]Mr.
Troup." His sons John and James are also
violinists.

Blake, Benjamin, composer, was born at
Kingsland, London, 1751. He studied music by
himself, and learned the violin, 1760. IMember
of orchestra of Italian opera, London, 1768.
Professor of music in Public School at Ken-
sington, 1789-1810. He died in London, 1827.



BLEW.

Works. — Three bocks of six duets for violin
and viola. Six sonatas for pf. and violin.
Collection of sacred music for voices and
organ. Three solos for viola, with accompani-
ment for bass. Glees and songs. A musical
dialogue between master and scholar. Six
duets for violin and tenor (1765), 2nd sett;
3rd sett. Op. 3 ; Six sonatas for the pf.. Op. 4.
]\Iiscellaneous collection of vocal music. Op.
6, 1814.

Blake, Rev. Edward, composer, was born
at Salisbury, 1708. Fellow of Oriel College,
Oxford. Prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral,
and rector of Tortworth, Gloucester, 1757.
Perpetual Curate of St. Thomas' Church,
Salisbury. Vicar of St. IMary the Virgin,
Oxford, 1754. He died on June 11, 1765.
Composed anthems and instrmnental duets.

Blakeley, William, organist and com-
poser, born at Wakefield, February 12, 1852.
He studied under Dr. W. Spark and Dr. J.
F. Bridge. In 1868 he became organist of
Thornes Church, Wakefield ; Wakefield Choral
Societ}^ 1868-69 ; and afterwards at Croydon,
Batlev, Morningside U. P. Church, Edin-
burgh, 1881-90 ; Queen's Park Parish Church,
Glasgow, 1890. He is a ]Mus. Bac. of Toronto.

Composer of "Jonah," an oratorio; an-
thems, part-songs, songs, and music for the
organ, etc. Also "Prize Psalmody," a col-
lection of original hpnn tunes.

Blancks, Edward, composer of tu.nes in
Este's " Whole booke of Psalmes," 1592. He
lived during the latter part of the 16th and
and beginning of the 17th centuries.

Bland, Dora, see Jordan, Mrs.

Bland, Maria Theresa, born Romanzini.
Soprano vocalist, was born in London, of
Italian parents in 1769. First appeared at
Royal Circus, Londoia, 1773. Sang at Dublin
Theatre. Debut at Drury Lane Theatre,
October 24, 1786. JMarried Mr. Bland, brother
to ilrs. Jordan. Sang at Haymarket Theatre,
1791. Sang in London till 1824. She died
at Westminster, January 15, 1838, insane.

She was a naagnificent ballad vocalist, and
earned most of her success on the operatic
stage.

Blandford, George, Marquis of, 4th
Duke of jMaiiborough, born January 26th
[1738]. He was connected with many of the
musical enterprises during the end of last
and beginning of the present centuries. He
died on January 13, 1817. Among other
works he published "Twelve Glees for three
and four voices," London [1798]; a "Col-
lection of vocal music," and various Sonatas
for the pianoforte.

Blew, William Charles Arlington,
barrister-at-law and musician, was born at
London in 1848, and caUed to the bar in
1876. Aiithor of " Organs and Organists in
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BLEWITT.

relating to the custody, control, and use of
organs, and the duties, rights and disahilities
of organists," London, 1878.

Blewitt, Jonas, composer and organist,
born in first half of 18th century. He held
the appointments of organist to St. Margaret
Pattens, and St. Gabriel, Fenchurch, Londcn,
about 1795, and to St. Catherine Coleman,
Fenchurch Street. He performed in public.
Died at London in 1805.

Works. — Ten voluntaries or pieces for the
organ, op. 5 ; Twelve easy and familiar move-
m.ents for the organ, op. 6 ; Treatise on the
organ with explanatory voluntaries, op. 4,
London, n.d.

Blewitt, Jonathan, son of above, com-
poser and orgaiiist, born London in 1782. He
studied under his father ahd Battishill, and
in 1793 becanre deputy to his father. He was
successively organist of Haverhill, Suffolk ;
Brecon ; Sheffield, and of St. Andrew's
Church, Dublin, in 1811. In 1811 he became
composer and conductor at the Theatre Royal,
Dublin, and soon after was made grand or-
ganist to the Masonic Society of Ireland. He
returned to London in 1826, and became
musical director at Sadler's Wells Theatre,
1828-29. Teacher of vocal niusic and organist
in London. He died at London, Sept. 4, 1853.

Works — Music to Plays, etc. : Harlequin,
or the Man in the Moon, 1826 , Talisman of
the Elements ; Auld Robin Gray ; My Old
Woman; Corsair; Magician; Island of Saints;
Rory O'More ; Mischief Making, etc. Instru-
mental : Concerto for pf. and orch. ; Sonatas
and Duets for pf. ; Caprices, fugues, and
sonatas for the organ. Vocal Assistant, treatise
on singing, London, n.d. Songs : A nice little
man ; Adieu my moustachios ; Barney Bral-
laghan ; England, merry England ; Let us
drink to old friends ; My hopes are fixed upon
thee ; Emerald Isle ; The White Cliffs of Eng-
land ; Good bye ; Groves of Blarney ; Hamlet ;
I saw him but once : New cries of London ;
for a cot ; Our jolly stout jackets of blue ;
Phillis, have you seen my love?, Pic-nic ;
When crowned with summer roses.

Bliss, Mrs. J. Worthington, born
M. Lindsay, composer of the present time.
Has written a large number of songs, some of
which attained great popularity in their day.
Among them may be named — Airy, fairy
Lilian ; Alone ; Arrow and the song ; The
Bridge [1856] ; Danish Maid ; Excelsior
[1854] ; Far away [1868] ; Home they brought
her warrior dead [1858] ; Hymn of the Mora-
vian Nuns (Pulaski's Banner) [1854] ; Songs
for children, 1871-72, in numbers ; Part-songs,
etc.

Blitheman, William, composer and
organist, flourished in latter half of 16th
century. He was master of the choristers of
Christ Church, Oxford, in 1564, and one of



BLOW.

the organists of the Chapel Royal. Mus. Bac,
Cantab., 1586. Mus. Doc, do. |15?]. He
died at London, in 1591.

Blitheman was the preceptor of Dr. John
Bull, and was succeeded by him at the Chapel
Royal in 1591. His biography is unknown,
but it is believed that he composed church
music, and had much celebrity in his time.

Blockley, John, composer, writer, and
publisher, was born in 1800. Engaged in
music-publishing business in London. He
died at London, December 24th, 1882.

Works. — The Sabbath Minstrel [collec-
tion of sacred music], London, n.d. ; The
Singer's Companion, London, n.d. Songs :
My childhood's home ; I remember thy voice ;
We have been friends together ; The absent
one ; A blessing on thine eyes ; The Arab's
farewell to his favourite steed ; The friend of
our early days ; Love not ; Love on (reply) ;
The Englishman ; and numerous other songs
written to words of the Hon. Mrs. Norton,
etc. Selection of sacred melodies from the
works of the most celebrated composers, n.d.
Collection of psahn and hymn tunes for four-
voices, London, n.d.

Blow, John, composer and organist, was-
born at Westminster (not North CoUingham,
Nottingham, as usually stated), 1648. One of
Children of Chapel Royal, 1660. He studied
under Captain Cook, Hingeston, and Chris-
topher Gibbons. Organist of Westminster
Abbey, 1669-80. Gentleman of Chapel Royal,
1673-74. Master of the Children, do., July,
1674. Organist of Chapel Royal, 1676. Pri-
vate Musician to King James II., 1685.
Ahnoner and master of the choristers of St.
Paul's Cathedral, 1687-93. Re-appointed
organist of Westminster Abbey, 1695-1708.
Married Elizabeth Braddock. Composer to
Chapel Royal, 1699. He died at London,
October 1st, 1708. Buried in north choir
aisle, Westminster.

Works. — Amphion Anglicus, a work of
many compositions for one, two, three, and
four voices, with several accompagnements of
Instrmnental Musick, and a Thorow-Bass to
each song, figur'd for an Organ, Harpsichord,
or Theorboe-Lute, Lond. [1700]. Odes : A
Second Musical Entertainment, performed on
St. Cecilia's Day, November 22nd, 1684, words
by John Oldham, London, 1684 ; Great Quire
of Heaven, St. Cecilia's Day, 1691 ; Te Deum
and Jubilate, composed for St. Cecilia's Day,
1695 ; Triiimphant Fame, St. Cecilia's Day,
1700; Arise, Great Monarch, New Year's Day,
1681; New Year's Day Ode, 1683; Hail,
Monarch, do., 1686 ; Is it a Dream ? do., 1687 ;
Ye Sons of Phoebus, do., 1688 ; others in 1689
and 1693-94 ; Appear in all thy pomp, appear,
do., 1700; Ode on the death of Mr. Henry
Purcell, the words by Mr. Dryden, London,
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BLOW.

loss of our late mcst Gracious Queen Mary, —
sett to Musick by Dr. Blow and INIr. Henry
Purcell, Lond., fol., 1695. Church Services
in A, G, and E minor, one in triple measure
and 10 unedited. Anthems, numbering about
100, published in Boyce's Collection, Clifford's
Collection, Page's Harmonia Sacra, Novello's
Series ; others existing in MS. A choice
Collection of Lessons for the Harpsichord,
Spinnett, etc., containing four Setts, as
grounds, almands, corants, sarabands, min-
uets, and jiggs, 1698. A choice Collection of
Lessons, being excellently sett to the Harpsi-
chord, etc., by Blow and Purcell, 1705.
Catches in the "Pleasant Musical Companion,"
published in various editions ; Do. pub. in
The Catch Club, or Merry Companions ; Songs
in D'Urfey's collections, and in others of the
same period ; Organ music ; Chants.

Blow, Rev. William, rector of Layer-
Breton, Essex. A direct descendant of John
Blow. Was esteemed one of the finest am-
ateur violinists in Europe. He possessed the
finest collection of violins in Crreat Britain.
Died in January, 1887.

Blower, John Henry, bass vocalist, born
at Wolverhampton. Studied at the National
Training School for Music, under J. B. Welch.
He sang in concerts in Birmingham and
district from about 1878 ; appeared at the
Crystal Palace Concerts, April 15th, 1882, and
at the Leeds Festival of 1883. Afterwards he
gave himself up to teaching, and is now a
Professor at the R.C.M. Miss Clara Butt was
for some time his pupil.

Bloxsome, Charles, author of " Elemen-
tary practice for the Vocal Student," Lend.,
1857; "Elements of singing, chord and scale
exercises to develop the voice," London, n.d.

Blyth, Benjamin, composer and organist,
who graduated Mus. Doc, Oxford, in 1833.
He composed church music, "A Sanctus, two
jubilates, and eight double chants," London,
1841. Pf. music, and songs. His son, Benjamin
Blyth, was organist of Magdalen College,
Oxford. M.A., Oxford. Died at Whitchurch,
Oxford, July 20th, 1883, aged 58.

Boardman, John George. Published
" Sacred INIusic, a selection of jjsalm tunes,"
London, 1844. Thomas Jamks Boakdman
issued a " Collection of psalm and hymn tunes,
ancient and modern," London, 1854 ; " The
Copious Tune Book, a collection of psalm and
hjonn tunes," London [I860]. Two editions.
He also composed songs, etc.

Bodda, Louisa Fanny, see Pyne, Louisa
Fanny.

Bogue, Christina W., see Morison,
Christina W.

Bokwe, John Knox, Kaffir composer.
Secretary of the Lovedale Institution, Cape
Colony. Composer of Kaffir hymn tunes, and
a book of part-songs, of which the type-setting



BOOTH.

and the whole production were the work of
coloured sol-faists.

Bolton, Thomas, musician and teacher,
who flourished circa 1760-1820. He issued
" Collection of Lessons, songs, etc., for the
harp, lute, or lyre," London, 1797 ; " Collec-
tion of airs, marches, dances, etc., adapted
for the pf., with accompaninaents for the lyre
or lute," London, 1806 ; Six Rondeaus, three
songs, etc., op. 3 ; " Select collection of songs
and airs arranged for the harp, lute, etc,"
1815; "Treatise on singing," London, 1810.

]\Iary Catherine Bolton (who became
Lady Thurlow, in 1813), a soprano vocalist.
Born, London, 1790, died, Southampton,
September 28th, 1830 ; and Eliza Bolton,
her sister, who was also a soprano singer,
appearing at concerts about the same time,
were probably daughters of Thomas Bolton.

Bond, Capel, composer and organist, lived
in Coventry during middle of last century.
He was organist and conductor of the first
Birmingham IMusical Festival, 176S, and died
in 1790.

Works. — Six anthems in score, one of which
is for Christmas Day, 1769. Six concertos
for 4 violins, tenor, and 'cello, with thorough
bass, 1766. Glees and songs.

Bond, Hugh, organist and composer, was
born at Exeter in the beginning of the 18th
century. Lay-vicar Exeter Cathedral, 1762.
Organist of Church of St. Mary Arches. He
died in 1792.

Works. — Twelve hpnns and four anthems,
for four voices, London, 1776 ; The psahns of
David ; also an appendix containing select
hymns, London, 1780. Glees and songs.

Bond, Jessie, vocalist and actress, born
in Liverpool, daughter of John Bond, piano-
forte mechanician of that city. Appeared at
Hope Hall as a pianist at the age of eight,
and was educated as a pianist at the R.A.M.
But developing a contralto voice she took to
singing, and became a pupil of INIanuel Garcia.
She sang at the Crystal Palace, at Riviere's
Concerts, and in the provinces. She was the
original Hebe in " H.M.S. Pinafore " ; and
since then has filled a round of characters in
the Gilbert and Sullivan operas at the Savoy
Theatre.

Bond=Andrews, sec Andrews (J. C. Bond).

Bonnyboots. English singer and dancer
of much fame in the reign of Queen Elizabeth
bore this nickname. He is noticed in Haw-
kins' " History/of Music."

Booth, Josiah, organist and composer,
born in Coventry, March 27, 1852. Studied
under the late Edward Sims, Coventry ; Dr.
James Taylor, Oxford ; and later, at the R.A.M.
under Brinley Richards, and G. A.]\Iacfarren.
Appointed organist at Banbury, 1867, and has
been since 1877, organist and choirmaster at
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BOOTH.

Works. — Oratorios, Nehemiah (produced
1885) ; Cantata, The Day of Rest, for female
voices. School operettas ; The Babes in the
Wood ; Dick Whittington ; and The six Prin-
cesses. Church Services ; Anthems, Grant,
we beseech Thee ; Thou crownest the year,
and others. Hjann-tunes and chants. Part-
songs ; The Mighty Caravan (produced by
Henry Leslie's Choir, 1883) Album of twelve
songs, &c., &c. Musical editor of Parts II.
and III. of the Congregational Church Hym-
nal, and author of Everybody's Guide to
Music, London, Saxon.

Booth, Robert, organist and composer,
born at St. Andrews, December 29, 1862.
Studied at the Madras School there, and
under different masters. Organist, Holy Trin-
ity Church, Kilmarnock, 1880, and for some
time musical director of Kilmarnock Opera
House. In 1887, he was appointed organist
and choirmaster of Coltness Memorial Church,
Newmains.

Works. — Festival Service in G ; Gloria in
Excelsis ; Anthem, The Lord is my Shepherd ;
Oi^eretta, Sisters Three; or Britannia's Heroes,
for principals, chorus and orchestra ; Eight-
part song, with solo, Lochinvar ; School Song-
book, in three-part harmony — spnphony, and
overture, orchestra ; Intermezzo, Maypole
dance, for strings. Waltzes, for pf. and or-
chestra. Author of a book on Musical Theory,
and other didactic works.

Borton, Alice, pianist, and composer.
Educated at B.A.M., of which she is an Asso-
ciate. Has composed Sacred Choral ]\Iusic,
and songs ; an Andante and Rondo for pf . and
orchestra ; Suite in the olden style, pf. ; Three
Scotch pieces, etc.

Berwick, W. Leonard, j^ianist, born at
Walthamstow, Essex, February 26, 1868.
Comes of an old Staffordshire family, many
members of which were musical. His dis-
position for music was shewn at a very early
age ; and after some years of study under
London masters, he entered the Hocli Con-
servatorium, Frankfort, 1884, where he was a
pupil of Madame Sehmnann for five years.
He also studied composition with Bernard
Scholz and Iwan Knorr. His debut took place
at the Museum Concerts, Frankfort, Novem-
ber 8, 1889, when he played the solo part in
Beethoven's E fiat Concerto. His success
was so marked that he was engaged for the
London Philharmonic Concerts, and he made
his first appearance in England, IMay 8, ] 890,
playing Schumann's Concerto. He appeared
at the Richter, Crystal Palace, and Popiilar
Concerts, St. James's Hall, the same year ;
and has now been heard at the principal
musical centres in Britain, and Germany,
ranking with the great pianists of the day.

Bosanquet, R. H. M., Fellow of St.
John's College, Oxford. Author of "An Ele-



BOWDLER.

mentary treatise on musical intervals and
temperament, London, 1876 ; also of various
papers read before the Musical Association
(1874) ; the College of Organists ; and the
R.A.M. In 1881, he accepted the professor-
ship of acoustics, R.A.M.

Botting, Herbert William, composer,
organist and pianist, born at Brighton, IMarch
28, 1869. Studied for two years with Dr. P.



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