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Attwood Thomas

Attwood, Thomas, an English musician of merit, was born in 1767. After serving in the choir of the Chapel Royal, he studied music under Mozart. He produced several operas of no value, but being appointed organist to St. Paul's and composer to the Chapel Royal, he wrote the anthem, "I was glad," for the coronation of George IV., and another, "O Lord, grant the King a long life," for that of William IV. He died in 1838 whilst engaged on a composition in honour of Queen Victoria.