John Marsh (1752-1828) was born at Dorking, Surrey. He was trained as a solicitor, but made his name as an amateur composer and performer. He was the leader of local bands, and served as a deputy for organists in cathedrals and churches. His works include A Short Introduction to the Theory of Harmonics (London, 1809), Rudiments of Thorough Bass (London, undated), and Hints to Young Composers (London, undated). He composed Twenty-four new Chants in four Parts, and edited The Cathedral Chant-Book, and a Collection of the most popular Psalm-Tunes, with a few Hymns and easy Anthems (London, undated). He died in Chichester in 1828.
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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7757
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Transcripts made by Marsh's son Edward of his father's diaries, which Marsh had started to write in 1765, with some loose notes describing particular volumes. Nos. 1-3 are missing. No.4 1768-1770 (pp.273-368); No.5 1770-1773 (pp.369-460); No.6 1773-1776 (pp.461-556); No.7 1776-1779 (pp.557-648); No.8 1779-1781 (pp.649-740); No.9 1781-1783 (pp.741-836); No.10 1783-1785 (pp.837-932); No.11 1785-1787 (pp.933-1024); No.12 1787-1790 (pp.1025-1112); No.13 1790-1794 (pp.1113-1204); No.14 1794-1799...
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