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Encyclopedia > Thomas Linley the elder
Thomas Linley, by Thomas Gainsborough, holding his "Elegies for Three Voices" (Dulwich Picture Gallery)

Thomas Linley (January 17, 1733November 19, 1795), English musician, was born at Wells, Somerset, and studied music at Bath, where he settled as a singing-master and conductor of the concerts. Self-portrait, painted 1759 Thomas Gainsborough (May 14, 1727 (baptised) – August 2, 1788) was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain. ... Dulwich Picture Gallery is an art gallery in Dulwich, London. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1795 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... A musician is a person who plays or composes music Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music: A singer (or vocalist) uses his or her voice as an instrument. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Bath is a city in South West England most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ...


From 1774 he was engaged in the management at Drury Lane theatre, London, composing or compiling the music of many of the pieces produced there, besides songs and madrigals, which rank high among English compositions. Chesma Column in Tsarskoe Selo, commemorating the end of the Russo-Turkish War. ... The interior of the third and largest theatre to stand at Drury Lane, c. ...


Children

With his wife Mary Johnson, he had 12 children, 7 of whom went on to musical or theatrical careers:

  • Elizabeth Ann Linley (1754 - 1792), his eldest daughter, wife of Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • Thomas Linley the younger (1756-1778), his eldest son, a noted violinist
  • Mary Linley (1758-87), married playwright Richard Tickell in 1780.
  • Samuel Linley (1760 - 1778), second son, singer and oboe player
  • Maria Linley (1763-84), singer.
  • Ozias Thurston Linley (1765-1831), minor canon at Norwich and organist at Dulwich
  • William Linley, (1771-1835), composer of glees and songs and writer.

A glee is a part song scored for at least three unaccompanied voices, normally male. ...

Linley family tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Linley
 
Mary Johnson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard Brinsley Sheridan,
1751-1816
 
Elizabeth,
1754-92
 
Thomas,
1756-78
 
Mary,
1758-87
 
Richard Tickell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Sheridan,
1775-1819
 
 
Samuel,
1760 - 1778
 
Maria,
1763-84
 
Ozias,
1765-1831
 
5
other
children


This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and Whig statesman. ... Encyclopædia Britannica, the 11th edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


 
 

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