William Horsley

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Birthday
18, 1774
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 12, 1858 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1774
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 12, 1858 (83)

About

English musician and composer known for his five books of glees, which included By Celia's Arbour, and O, Nightingale. He is perhaps best known, though, for his hymn, There is a green hill far away.

Before Fame

He was the organist at a chapel and an asylum for female orphans and also became the assistant to composer John Wall Callcott.

Trivia

He was a founder of the Philharmonic Society of London (later the Royal Philharmonic Society).

Family Life

He was married to Elizabeth Hutchins Callcott, the daughter of his mentor.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Felix Mendelssohn.