Samuel Stanley

STANLEY, Samuel. b. Birmingham, 1767 (baptized 15 May); d. Birmingham, 29 October 1822. He was a remarkable musician: choir trainer, cellist, and composer. He led the choir at Carr’s Lane Chapel, Birmingham, from ca. 1787 to 1818, when he and the congregation moved to the larger Ebenezer Chapel, Steelhouse Lane. In both places the music became celebrated. As a cellist he was in demand as a performer, playing in London at Vauxhall Gardens in 1792 and at the Birmingham Festivals of 1799, 1802 and 1817. He played in the Birmingham Theatre Orchestra; he was also innkeeper of the Crown Tavern in Great Charles Street. Stanley published Twenty-four Tunes in Four Parts, adapted for the Organ or...

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