Smith, ‘Father’

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Smith, ‘Father’ [ Schmidt, Bernhard] (b c.1630; d London, 1708). Ger.-born organ-builder. Went to Eng. 1666 after Restoration, when use of org. was renewed in churches. With 2 nephews, built orgs. for St Margaret's, Westminster (1675), St Paul's Cath. (1697), Temple Church (1684), Banqueting Hall, Whitehall (1699), Durham Cath. (1683), Sheldonian Th., Oxford, etc. Organist, St Margaret's, Westminster, from 1676.

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