Blewitt, Jonathan

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Blewitt, Jonathan

Blewitt, Jonathan, English composer; b. London, July 19, 1782; d. there, Sept. 4, 1853. He studied with his father, and with Battishill, and was an organist at several churches; served as conductor at the Theatre Royal in Dublin. Returning to London (1825), he was appointed music director at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. He composed many popular ballads, and also authored a treatise on singing, The Vocal Assistant.

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