William Batchelder Bradbury

BRADBURY, William Batchelder. b. York, Maine, 6 October 1816; d. Montclair, New Jersey, 7 January 1868. At the age of 14, Bradbury moved with his family from York to Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied music with Sumner Hill and attended the Boston Academy of Music, studying under Lowell Mason* and George James Webb*. Between 1838 and 1840, on Mason’s recommendation, he taught music in Machias, Maine, and St John’s, New Brunswick. In 1840, he was appointed choir director of the First Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York, and in 1841, organist at the Baptist Tabernacle in New York City. Bradbury spent 1847 to 1849 in Europe, studying music in Leipzig with E. F. Wenzel, Ignaz Moscheles,...

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