William Crotch

Died aged c. 72

William Crotch (5 July 1775 – 29 December 1847) was an English composer and organist. According to Nicholas Temperley he was "a child prodigy without parallel in the history of music", and was certainly the most distinguished English musician in his day.

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William Crotch 1775-1847 Musical prodigy and composer was born in this parish. From the age of 3 he played the organ in many East Anglian Churches and concert halls. In 1797 became a professor of music at Oxford and the first principal of the Royal Academy of Music in 1822.

St Crispins Road/Botolph Street corner of Surrey Chapel free church, Norwich, United Kingdom where they was born near (1775)