MILLER, Edward. b. Norwich, 30 October 1735; d. Doncaster, 12 September 1807. He was apprenticed to his father’s trade as a paviour, but left to study music under Charles Burney. By self-education he became a man of considerable learning. He was made organist of Doncaster parish church in 1756 and held the post until his death. He took much interest in local affairs, publishing a history of Doncaster in 1804, but also built up a national network of patronage which enabled him to gather an impressive array of influential subscribers for his publications. He took the MusD degree at Cambridge in 1786.
In 1790 Miller published The Psalms of David for the Use of Parish Churches in collaboration...
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