Attwood: Thomas. Sheet Music and Biography

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Attwood Sheet Music

Painting of Thomas Attwood the composer.
Thomas Attwood

Thomas Attwood was an English composer and organist, born on 23 November 1765. His father was a musician in the royal band.

Attwood became a chorister at the age of nine and received musical training which lead to his education abroad paid for by the Prince of Wales.

Thomas Attwood held some very prestigious positions during his life and associated with some famous composers.

Fast Facts

  • 1793: Attwood married and had five sons and one daughter.
  • 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 Attwood’s music.

Attwood Sheet Music Downloads & Further Reading

On we have a some pieces of Thomas Attwood sheet music in PDF format for you to download.

For further information take a look at Wikipedia.

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