Bond, Chapel

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Bond, Chapel

Bond, Chapel, English organist and composer; b. Gloucester (baptized), Dec. 14, 1730; d. Coventry, Feb. 14, 1790. He studied with Martin Smith, the Cathedral organist, and when he was 19 he became organist at St. Michael and All Angels in Coventry; from 1752 he also served as organist at Holy Trinity, retaining both posts until his death. He composed a number of effectively written instrumental pieces, including concerti grossi and concertos for trumpet and bassoon.

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