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William Tans'ur (Composer)

Born: 6th November 1706, Dunchurch, UK

Died: 7th October 1783, St. Neots, UK

Nationality: English

William Tans'ur (or Tansur, Tanzer, Letansur) was an English hymn-writer, composer of West gallery music, and teacher of music. His output includes approximately a hundred hymn tunes and psalm settings and a Te Deum. His manual A New Musical Grammar (1746) was still popular in the nineteenth century.