Thomas à Becket

From ChoralWiki
Revision as of 19:46, 18 July 2021 by BarryJ (talk | contribs) (Text replacement - "\{\{\#SortWorks\:(.*)\}\} \{\{CheckMissing\}\} " to "{{#SortWorks:$1}} {{ArrangementsList}} {{CheckMissing}} ")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Born: 1808

Died: 1890


Thomas à Becket was an English-born actor and musician. He is best known for his composition Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean, an anthem written and composed in 1843 for a concert at a museum in Philadelphia. He was commissioned by his fellow singer, David T. Shaw, who falsely claimed authorship when he published it. (Source: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, 1996)

List of choral works

Click here to search for this composer on CPDL


External links

add web links here