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Who was Jonathan Blewitt?

Dear Friends,


For this weekend’s offertory, Cheryl and I will play Voluntary in E major by Jonathan Blewitt (1782 - 1853). Blewitt was born in London, and educated in music by his father (who was a prominent organist in his own right) and composer Jonathan Battishill. He also studied with Joseph Haydn, and later moved to Ireland to serve as a private organist of Lord Cahir. He also served as organist of St. Andrew’s Church (Dublin), and is remembered as composer of both organ music and occasional light operas.

Enjoy the music - and until we meet again, take care and stay well!


David

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