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Thomas Linley, Sr
Birth: Jan. 17, 1733
Death: Nov. 19, 1795

Composer. The son of a carpenter, his first musical instruction was obtained from Chilcot, an organist at Bath, England. Later he studied at Naples under Paradies. Upon his return to Bath he became a very successful singing-teacher and also conducted popular concerts, at which he produced much of Handel's music. He was appointed director of the Drury Lane Theatre in 1774. He was director there for fifteen years and composed several successful pieces. In 1777 he became a member of the Royal Society of Musicians. Of twelve children, only three survived him, and grief at their loss and shock at the sudden death of his son, Thomas Linley Jr, a friend of Mozart, composer and remarkable violinist, undermined his health, and he died suddenly at sixty-three years of age in London. He composed "The Royal Merchant", "The Carnival of Venice", "The Triumph of Mirth", "Tom Jones", "Richard Coeur de Lion", the song in the "School for Scandal", and accompaniments to the songs in "The Beggar's Opera".  (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
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 Children:
  Elizabeth Ann Linley Sheridan (1754 - 1792)*
 
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Burial:
Wells Cathedral
Wells
Mendip District
Somerset, England
Plot: North Aisle of Nave. Also a memorial tablet in the Cloisters.
 
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Originally Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Aug 19, 2007
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