John Freckleton Burrowes
He was born in London. His teacher was William Horsley. His first published work was a set of six English ballads; in 1812 he published an overture (Op.8) which had been performed at the vocal concerts at Hanover Square. This was followed in 1817 by a similar work (Op.13) produced by the Philharmonic Society, of which Burrowes was one of the original members. In 1818 the first edition of his Pianoforte Primer appeared, a little work which was very successful. In 1819, Burrowes brought out a Thorough Bass Primer, which achieved a success equal to that of the earlier work. In the course of his long career he also published a Companion to the Pianoforte Primer (1826), a Companion to the Thorough Bass Primer (1832), The Tutor's Assistant for the Pianoforte (1834), and a Guide to Practice on the Pianoforte (1841). He also published collections of psalm tunes, preludes, dances, Scotch and Irish airs, sonatas, a trio for three flutes, songs, and many arrangements of operas, &c., for the pianoforte. For nearly forty years, Burrowes was organist of St. James's Church, Piccadilly. About 1834 he settled at 13 Nottingham Place, where he died, after a long and painful illness on 31 March 1852.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Squire, William Barclay (1886). "Burrowes, John Freckleton". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 07. London: Smith, Elder & Co.