Adams, Thomas, 1785-1858

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English organist and composer.

From the description of Autograph letter, dated : [London], to [Edward Holmes?], [n.y., 1830's?] Nov. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270680427

Epithet: composer and organist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x00022f

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creatorOf NOVELLO COLLECTION. Vol. LXXVI. Secular vocal and instrumental music by various composers; after 1812 (watermark)-1847, n.d. Vocal or chorus or instrumental scores. Partly autograph. Copies mostly in the hand of Vincent Novello. ff. 36. Largest size ..., 1812-1847 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1592. Letters of composers: A collection of letters of British composers, performers, promoters and publishers; 1825-1929; n.d. All names are in the index to this catalogue. Includes letters relating to Sacred Harmonic Society performances, f..., 1825-1929 British Library
creatorOf COLLECTIONS by Eliza Wesley relating to English and foreign composers, musicians, singers and others, consisting of engraved portraits, photographs, newspaper-cuttings, and other printed matter, with a few original letters, etc. The names are all giv..., 19th century British Library
creatorOf NOVELLO COLLECTION. Vol. CVII. Vocal and instrumental music; 1772-1843, n.d. Full, vocal, chorus or instrumental scores. Mostly autograph. ff. iii+106. 305 x 245mm. Vincent Novello's binding of 1847, numbered 1[5]0. 1. ff. 2-10. Samuel Wesley: 'Ode f..., 1772-1847 British Library
referencedIn EDWARDS PAPERS. Vol. I. Miscellaneous musical autographs and letters, addressed to F. G. Edwards, unless otherwise stated:-(1) [Jakob Ludwig] Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, letter to Alfred Novello, Leipzig, 18 Nov. 1837 (facsimile), ff. 1-2b; autogra..., 19th century-20th century British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 247. THOMAS ADAMS (b.1785, d.1858): album of letters (23) to Eliza Wesley; 1836-50. With four letters to Samuel Wesley. Autograph; two letters are copies in Eliza Wesley’s hand, the original letters being at Add. 35027, f. 8. Compiled by Eliz..., 1836-1850 British Library
creatorOf MUSICAL autograph album of Eliza Wesley, containing short pieces, inscriptions and signatures of numerous composers, musicians, singers and others, English and foreign, written between 1836 and 1895. At the beginning are a few miscellaneous autograph..., 1836-1895 British Library
creatorOf Adams, Thomas, 1785-1858. Autograph letter, dated : [London], to [Edward Holmes?], [n.y., 1830's?] Nov. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf NOVELLO COLLECTION. Vol. LVII. Vincent Novello: sacred and secular vocal music; after 1820 (watermark)-1844, n.d. Vocal, chorus and full scores. Autograph.ff. 51. Overall size 246 x 315mm. 1. ff. 1-7. 'Old May Morning', a cheerful glee for four voice..., 1820-1844 British Library
referencedIn Wesley Bequest, 18th century-19th century British Library: Music Collections
creatorOf FIVE FUGUES, composed as organ voluntaries by Thomas Adams in 1810, and written out in score by T. W. Philipps in 1814. The first four were intended for performance at the competition for the post of organist at St. Paul's, Deptford. Paper; ff. 10. Q..., 1814 British Library
creatorOf NOVELLO COLLECTION. Vol. I. Thomas Adams: organ works; 1819. Autograph, with markings in another hand. ff. 11. 310 x 245mm. 1. ff. 1-5. 'Organ-Piece', in D minor. Published as no. 6 of Six Organ Pieces (London: Novello, [CPM 1825?]). 2. ff. 6-11. 'Ov..., 1819 British Library
referencedIn Novello, Vincent, 1781-1861. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 22 November 1828, to George Gwilt, 1828 Nov. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf THOMAS ADAMS: volume titled 'Adams' Fugues & Voluntaries'; 1820, n.d. Transferred from the Music Library, 25 March 1974. ff. ii +23. 250 x 345mm. In a half leather binding with gold tooling to the spine and covers, marbelled papers and a gold tooled ..., 1820 British Library
creatorOf NOVELLO COLLECTION. Vol. XCIII. Jommelli -Rossini; after 1802 (watermark)-1845, n.d. ff. 90. Overall size 260 x 330mm. 1. ff. 1-4v. Nicolò Jommelli: 'At Whitsontide', setting of 'Veni Sancte Spiritus' for SATB and orchestra; n.d. Full score. Copy in..., 1802-1845 British Library
creatorOf NOVELLO COLLECTION. Vol. CVI. Vocal and instrumental music; 1804-1841, n.d. Full, vocal, chorus, close or instrumental scores. Mostly autograph. ff. ii+74. Overall size 245 x 300mm. Vincent Novello's binding of 1847, numbered 399. 1. ff. 2-3. Charles..., 1804-1845 British Library
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associatedWith Holmes, Edward, 1797-1859, person
associatedWith Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. person
associatedWith Novello, Vincent, 1781-1861. person
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Birth 1785-09-05

Death 1858-09-15



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