William Jackson of Masham

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William Jackson (born 9 January 1815 in Masham, Yorkshire, England; died 15 April 1866 in Bradford, England) was an English organist and composer.[1] A self-taught musician, he became organist at Masham in 1832.[1] He won first prize in the Huddersfield Glee Club in 1840.[1] In 1852, he established a music business and became organist of St. John's Church at Bradford.[1] Later, he took the organ at Horton Chapel, was conductor of Bradford Choral Union, and chorusmaster of Bradford Festivals.[1] His works include two oratorios (Deliverance of Israel from Babylon and Isaiah); two cantatas (The Year and The Praise of Music); the 103d Psalm for solo, choir and orchestra; sacred music, glees; part-songs; and songs.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Baker, Theodore; Remy, Alfred (1919). Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. G. Schirmer. p. 431. OCLC 19940414.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

External links[edit]

Free scores by William Jackson of Masham at the International Music Score Library Project