Chilcot, Thomas (DNB00)

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CHILCOT, THOMAS (d. 1766), organist and composer, was appointed in 1733 organist of Bath Abbey. The few works which he published show that he was a good musician. His chief compositions are a set of twelve songs to words by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Anacreon, and Euripides, and six concertos dedicated to Lady Elizabeth Bathurst. The latter work appeared in 1756. Chilcot died at Bath in November 1766. His wife had predeceased him, in June 1758.

[Dict. of Musicians, 1827; Gent. Mag. 1758; Bath Chronicle, 11 Nov. 1766; Brit. Mus. Music. Cat.]

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