Marsh, John, 1936-

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John Marsh (1752-1828) was born at Dorking, Surrey. He was trained as a solicitor, but made his name as an amateur composer and performer. He was the leader of local bands, and served as a deputy for organists in cathedrals and churches. His works include A Short Introduction to the Theory of Harmonics (London, 1809), Rudiments of Thorough Bass (London, undated), and Hints to Young Composers (London, undated). He composed Twenty-four new Chants in four Parts, and edited The Cathedral Chant-Book, and a Collection of the most popular Psalm-Tunes, with a few Hymns and easy Anthems (London, undated). He died in Chichester in 1828.

From the guide to the John Marsh: Diaries, 19th century, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843 Houghton Library
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referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
referencedIn Floyd B. McKissick Papers, 1940s-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
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Birth 1936-03-10



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