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Novello, Vincent

Novello, Vincent (b London, 1781; d Nice, 1861). Eng. organist, publisher, and composer of It. origin. Org., Portuguese Embassy chapel, London, 1797–1822. Founded publishing house Novello and Co. 1811. Founder-member of Phil. Soc. Comp. sacred mus. and ed. classics. Pubd. 5 vols. of 17th-cent. It. church mus. under title The Fitzwilliam Music, 1825, and 5 vols. of Purcell's sacred mus., 1826–9. In 1829 organized fund to assist Mozart's widow, going to Salzburg to give her the money. Diaries of this journey pubd. 1955 as A Mozart Pilgrimage. Also helped to prepare way for Bach revival in Eng.

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