Attwood Sheet Music and Biography
Thomas Attwood was an English composer and organist, born on 23 November 1765. His father was a musician in the royal band.
We have a couple of arrangements of Attwood’s Sonatina No.1: 1st Movement on music-scores.com
Attwood became a chorister at the age of nine whilst receiving musical training. The Prince of Wales paid for his education abroad.
Thomas Attwood held some very prestigious positions during his life and associated himself with some famous composers.
- He was one of Mozart’s favourite pupils in Vienna
- 1793: Attwood married and had five sons and one daughter.
- 1796: He became organist at St Paul’s Cathedral, London and also composer at the Chapel Royal.
- 1806: He played his own specially written piece on the organ at Lord Nelson’s funeral.
- He composed a setting of the traditional anthem for coronations ‘I was Glad’ for the coronation of King George IV. This was later used for that of King William IV and Queen Victoria.
- Attwood was friends with Mendelssohn, who influenced his music.
- He was one of the founder members of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
- He died on 24th March 1838 and is buried underneath the organ in the crypt at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Attwood Sheet Music Downloads & Further Reading
On music-scores.com we have some arrangements of Thomas Attwood sheet music in PDF format for you to download.
For further information on this composer why not take a look at Wikipedia.