Shore, John, English trumpeter and lutenist; b. c. 1662; d. London, Nov. 20, 1752. He was made a trumpeter-in-ordinary to James II in 1688, and became a musician-in-ordinary in the court band in 1695, succeeding his uncle as Sergeant-trumpeter in 1707. He is the reputed inventor of the tuning fork. Purcell wrote for Shore trumpet obbligatos to many of his songs.
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