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Frontispiece of 'Introduction to Singing': 18th century

Peter Prelleur

Frontispiece of  'Introduction to Singing': 18th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

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Frontispiece of 'Introduction to Singing'. The 'Introduction to Singing' was published as part of a much larger work 'The Modern Musick Master', which also contained instructions for playing musical instruments. Peter Prelleur was probably the son of a weaver whose baptism was recorded at the French Protestant Church in 1705. Prelleur was a talented musician. He played the harpsichord in a tavern in Whitechapel and became the organist of St. Alban's in Wood Street; he went on to become the first organist of Christ Church in Spitalfields. He also composed music for the theatre in Goodman's Fields where David Garrick first performed.

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1701 AD - 1735 AD
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