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Schreiber, Frederick Charles (13 January 1895–15 January 1985), organist, conductor, and teacher, was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Charles Robert Darwin Schreiber, a doctor, and Anna (maiden name unknown). Both parents were musicians who delighted in playing piano, and they provided countless hours of musical enrichment for Frederick and his sister Ella. In this way Schreiber learned to appreciate the classical repertoire. Schreiber began formal study of the piano at age eight and wrote his first composition when he was just ten years old. He attended the Humanistic High School in Vienna, the Vienna University, and the State Academy of Music, studying composition, conducting, piano, and violoncello....

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Tuckey, William (1709?–14 September 1781), singer, composer, and teacher, was born in Somersetshire, England, and arrived in America in late 1752 or early 1753. His parents’ names are unknown. All that is known of his life prior to his appointment as clerk of Trinity Church in New York on 31 January 1753 must be deduced from incidental references in Trinity’s vestry records, public notices of his subsequent activities, and the inscription on his tombstone in the yard of Christ Church, Philadelphia. According to that inscription, he died “in the 73d year of his age”; his birthdate may thus be placed between 15 September 1708 and 13 September 1709. In a notice in the 11 March 1771 issue of the ...