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Hatton, John Liptrot (1809-86), a popular musical composer, was born in Liverpool of a musical family. He played a part in Othello at Drury Lane in 1832, and it was as chorus conductor in this theatre in 1842-43 that he first became known.

He was afterwards employed as conductor of the Glee and Madrigal Union, conductor for Charles Kean at the Princess's, and of the Ballad Concerts at St. James's Hall during their first nine seasons. Among his best-known works are the cantata, Robin Hood, When Evening's Twilight, a part-song, and, among his numerous songs, To Anthea, and Simon the Cellarer.