English late Baroque composer and organist John Stanley (1712-1786) became an accomplished musician despite a childhood accident that rendered him virtually blind. At age eleven he was made head organist of All Hallows Church, London. He became known to Handel, who came to his later position at Temple Church to hear him. He directed many compositions by others by commiting the music to memory. Many of his compositions were lost following his death.
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Classical Archives: Charles John Stanley
Biography and music files offered in MIDI format.
Chronological biography and discography with illustrations.
Classical.net discography and portrait.
John Stanley: a concise biography
Portrait, life and work of this blind composer-organist in London. Music samples from his opus 2 concertos for harpsichord/organ and strings.
John Stanley: Six Concertos for Strings/Organ/Harpsichord. CD
Full description of CD content, illustration, and music samples. Historic 1764 organ. Little Orchestra of London, Leslie Jones.
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