(17601842). It. composer of opera and sacred music; childhood genius evident in 3 masses, an oratorio, 3 cantatas, and several smaller works, all composed before he was 16. In his 2d period of composition he wrote numerous operas. Later, on appointment to the Fr. Chapel Royal 1816, he returned to sacred music. Greatest works include Mass in F; Mass in A; Requiem in C Minor; Requiem in D Minor.
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