John Wainwright (composer)

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John Wainwright (1723–1768) was an English church organist and composer. He was appointed organist and singer at the Manchester Collegiate Church (later Manchester Cathedral) on 12 May 1767, a year after the publication of his A Collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, Hymns and Chants, which included the Christmas hymn "Christians Awake, Salute the Happy Morn".[1]

Wainwright was buried in Stockport on 28 January 1768. He was succeeded as organist at the Collegiate Church by his son, Robert.[2]

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  1. ^ Kidd, Ronald R., "John Wainwright", Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online, retrieved 8 September 2010, (Subscription required (help)) 
  2. ^ Kidd, Ronald R., "Robert Wainwright", Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online, retrieved 8 September 2010, (Subscription required (help)) 

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