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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 854 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WILLIAM CHAPPELL (1809–1888), English writer on music, a member of the London musical firm of Chappell & Co., was born on the loth of November 1809, eldest son of Samuel Chappell (d. 1834), who founded the business. William Chappell is particularly noteworthy for his starting the Musical Antiquarian Society in 184o, and his publication of the standard work Popular Music of the Olden Time (1855–1859)—an expansion of a collection of " national English airs " made by him in 1838–1840. The modern revival of interest in English folk-songs owes much to this work, which has since been re-edited by Professor H. E. Wooldridge (1893). W. Chappell died on the loth of August 1888. His brother, Thomas Patey Chappell (d. 1902), meanwhile had largely extended the publishing business, and had started (1859) the Monday and Saturday Popular Concerts at St James's Hall, which were successfully managed by a younger brother, S. Arthur Chappell, till they came to an end towards the close of the century.
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