TUCKEY, William. b. Somerset, England, 1708; d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14 September 1781. Tuckey was a composer, singer, and choirmaster, associated with Trinity Church, New York City, from 1753 to about 1773. The most widely disseminated hymn tune attributed to Tuckey is PSALM 33, also known as TRENTON.
The names of Tuckey’s parents, descriptions of his early years musical education, and marriage records appear to be lost. Documentation of his arrival in New York, probably during 1752, indicates he had a wife and children. These beginnings in America are based on a record dated January, 1753, at Trinity Church which Aaron (p. 79) describes as the ‘headquarters for the Church of...
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