James Nares Mus. Doct.
[Published by J. Sewell, Cornhill June 1 1795.]
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James Nares (1715-1783), the English composer of mostly sacred vocal works, though he also composed for the harpsichord and organ. His career began as Deputy Organist of St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, and was later appointed Organist of York Minster in 1735. In 1756 he was made a chorister at the Chapel Royal, and the University of Cambridge bestowed the degree Doctor of Music upon him. In the same year he was made organist of the Chapel Royal and composer to George III.
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