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Crotch, William, Mus. Doc, was born at Norwich in 1775, and showed a talent for music almost in his infancy. In 1797 he was appointed professor of music at Oxford, and in 1822 became principal of the Royal Academy of Music. He was a voluminous composer for the organ and pianoforte, and wrote a treatise entitled Styles of Music of All Ages. Two of his best-known works were Palestine, an opera, and an ode, Mona on Snowdon Calls. He died at Taunton in 1847.