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Walmisley, Thomas Attwood

WALMISLEY, THOMAS ATTWOOD (1814-1856), English musician, was born in London, his father Thomas Forbes Walmisley (1783-1866) being a well-known organist and composer of church music and glees. Thomas Attwood (q.v.) was his godfather, and the boy was educated in music under their tuition. He became organist at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1833, and there he soon became prominent by his anthems and other compositions. He not only took the degrees of Mus.Bac. and Mus.Doc., but also graduated at Jesus College as B.A. and M.A. In 1836 he was made professdr of music. His Cathedral Music was edited after his death by his father.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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