Anne Willis
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:51am

I am sorry the review despises Avison, but I suppose that's fashion for you.

I am interested in the reference to the'old Surrey Chapel Music'. Does a copy of this survive? I ask because my current research involves the Jones family who attended the Surrey Chapel from about 1817. Father, William, was a Lay Preacher there, and two of his sons, William Henry and Samuel Flood, became clergymen

By the way, I see others have spelt the name 'Tymperley, which is the name of an early rhubarb. Any connection?


  • Tymperly
    Tim Henderson, Thu Apr 20 10:34am
    It doesn't help much with your question, but idly typing Tymperly's Farewell into google books, brought up this damning review of a collection in which it appears. And judging from the company it... more
    • Timperly
      Anne Willis, Thu Apr 20 11:51am
      • Surr(e)y Chapel Music
        Tim Henderson, Thu Apr 20 6:05pm
        Indeed printed copies of the Surrey Chapel Music do survive. For example the British Library has Title: A Collection of Hymn Tunes ... composed for the use of Surr[e]y Chapel by Dr. Arnold, Messrs.... more
      • Re: Timperly
        Anonymous, Thu Apr 20 12:28pm
        Anne: Having ancestors who grew and sold rhubarb and this variety, I can`t resist chipping in again. I think the rhubarb name comes from the Cheshire village which had many market gardens:... more
        • Surrey Chapel/Rhubarb
          Anne Willis, Fri Apr 21 10:41am
          Thanks for the replies on these, and the fascinating web link. Does anyone know of any names of those who sang in the Surrey Chapel choir? I seem to remember reading that the father of the organ... more
          • Re: Surrey Chapel/Rhubarb
            Anonymous, Sat Apr 22 11:13am
            I had always thought from the pictures and descriptions of Surrey Chapel that there was no separate choir and the congregation joined in all the musical items in services... more
        • Forgot to give my name
          David Welch, Thu Apr 20 12:30pm
          I slipped up on the above message.
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