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James Nares
Short Name: James Nares
Full Name: Nares, James, 1715-1783
Birth Year: 1715
Death Year: 1783

Born: April 19, 1715, Stanwell, Middlesex, England.
Died: February 10, 1783.
Buried: St. Margaret’s, Westminster, England.

After his family moved to Oxford, Nares became a chorister in the Chapel Royal. He later became deputy organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor; organist in York Cathedral (1734); and organist in the Royal Chapel and composer to the king (1756). He received a doctorate of music degree from Cambridge University in 1756. In 1770, the Catch Club awarded him a prize for his glee To All Lovers of Harmony.

Frost, p. 683
Nutter, p. 462




Tunes by James Nares (8)sort iconAsInstances
AMSTERDAMJames Nares (Composer)32
AYNHOEJames Nares (Composer)8
[Christ our Passover (Pascha nostrum)] (Nares)James Nares, 1715-1783 (Composer)2
[Chant] (Nares 34271)J. Nares (Composer)3
[O be joyful in the Lord] (Nares)James Nares, 1715-1783 (Composer)3
[The Invitatory: Jubilate] (Nares)James Nares, 1715-1783 (Composer)2
[VENITE] NaresJames Nares, 1715 - 83 (Composer)2
WESTMINSTER NEWJames Nares, 1715 - 1783 (Composer)2

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