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Avison

Avison, Charles, a musician of merit who was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1710. After studying under Geminiani in Italy, he returned to become organist in his native town. He wrote in 1752 an Essay on Musical Expression, which attracted some attention, as it decried Handel and lauded the Italian school. We have little of his music left us, but the music of Sound the Loud Timbrel occurs in one of his concertos.