See also:English musician, was
See also:horn at Exeter on the 29th of May 1730 . His
See also:father, a
See also:grocer, bestowed a liberal
See also:education upon him, but, on account of the lad's strong predilection for
See also:music, was induced to place him under the care of
See also:Silvester, the organist of Exeter
See also:Cathedral, with whom he remained about two years . In 1748 he went to
See also:London, and studied under John Travers, organist of the
See also:chapel . Returning to Exeter, he settled there as a teacher and composer, and in 1777 was appointed subchanter, organist,
See also:vicar and
See also:master of the choristers of the cathedral . In 1755 he published his first
See also:work, Twelve Songs, which became at once sichord, was a failure . His third work, Six Elegies for three voices, preceded by an Invocation, with an Accompaniment, placed him among the first composers of his
See also:day . His
See also:fourth work was another set of Twelve Songs, now very scarce; and his fifth work was again a set of Twelve Songs, all of which are now forgotten . He next published Twelve
See also:Hymns, with some
See also:good remarks upon that
See also:style of composition, although his precepts were better than his practice . A set of Twelve Songs followed, containing some good compositions . Next came an Ode to
See also:Fancy, the words by Dr Warton . Twelve Canzonets for two voices formed his ninth work; and one of them—"
See also:Time has not thinned my Flowing Hair "—long held a place at public and private concerts . His tenth work was Eight Sonatas for the
See also:Harpsichord, some of which were novel and pleasing .
He composed three dramatic pieces,—Lycidas (1767), The
See also:Lord of the
See also:Manor, to General Burgoyne's words (1780), and The Metamorphoses, a comic
See also:opera produced at
See also:Drury Lane in 1783, which did not succeed . In the second of these dramatic
See also:works, two airs—" Encompassed in an
See also:Form " and " When first this Humble Roof I knew "—were
See also:great favourites . His
See also:church music was published after his
See also:death by
See also:James Paddon (182o); most of it is poor, but "
See also:Jackson in F " was for many years popular . In 1782 he published
See also:Thirty Letters on Various Subjects, in which he severely attacked canons, and described
See also:Bird's Non nobis Domine as containing passages not to be endured . But his anger and contempt were most strongly expressed against catches of all kinds, which he denounced as barbarous . In 1791 he put forth a pamphlet, Observations on the
See also:Present State of Music in London, in which he found
See also:fault with everything and everybody . He published in 1798 The Four Ages, together with Essays on Various Subjects,—a work which gives a favourable idea of his character and of his
See also:literary acquirements . Jackson also cultivated a taste for landscape
See also:painting, and imitated, not unsuccessfully, the style of his friend Gainsborough . He died on the 5th of
See also:July 1803 .
THOMAS JONATHAN JACKSON (1824-1863)
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