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Norris, Thomas

[E] Norris, Thomas, composer, and tenor
vocalist, born at Mere, near Salisbury, about
August, 1741. He became a chorister in
Salisbury Cathedral under Stephens. Sang
at Worcester and Hereford Festivals, 1761-62;
and at Drury Lane Theatre, 1762. Organist
of Christ Church, Oxford, 1765. Mus. Bac,
Oxon., 1765. Organist of St. John's College,
Oxford, 1765. Lay-clerk of Magdalen College,
Oxford, 1771. Sang at Handel Commemora-
tion, 1784. He died at Himley Hall, near
Stourbridge, September .3, 1790.

[W] Works. — Six Symphonies for 2 violins,
2 hautboys, 2 French horns, a tenor and bass,
op. 1, London [1770] . Eight solo songs for
voice and harpsichord, Oxford [1775] . Songs
in "Amusement for Ladies." Four glees.
Anthems, etc.

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