Who was who: D

Dalmer, William (fl 1788)

Bath musician

[c1788] Twenty psalms and hymns (P263); 5 new FTs

Darby, Charles (d 1709)


1704 The book of psalms in English metre (P54)

Darwall [sometimes Darwell], Rev. J. (1731-89)

Vicar of St Matthew's, Walsall. Wrote tunes for all the psalms, but only his setting of Psalm 148 appears to have survived, known as "Darwall's 148th" (Fynn Titford-Mock)

Davenport, Uriah (c1690-1784)

Psalmodist based at Rushton Spencer chapel. For details, see the article by Tringham (1993).

1755 The psalm-singer's pocket companion (P153); 12 new FTs
1758 The psalm-singer's pocket companion 2nd edn; 12 FTs
1785 The psalm-singer's pocket companion 3rd edn; 12 FTs

Deakin, Andrew

Nothing known about composer (Fynn Titford-Mock)

1850 Sacred Music used in the Church of the Saviour, Birmingham, consisting of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Chants and Anthems. Arranged for four voices with a separate accompaniment for the Organ or Pianoforte by A. Deakin. Birmingham : T. Harrison.

Ding, Laurence

Scottish psalmodist

1792 The beauties of psalmody (S5); 4 FTs, 1 new, 1 joint
1800 The beauties of psalmody 2nd edn (S5.2); 3 FTs

Dixon, William (c1760-1825)

Psalmodist and music engraver; Guildford, Surrey

1789 Psalmodia christiana (P266); 51 FTs, 24 new, 1 joint
[c1790] Six anthems in score (P275)
[c1790] Four services in score (P276)

Dixon, William

'Originally of Liverpool, singer, composer, and music engraver. He composed a considerable number of Psalm and Hymn-tunes, which he published himself; besides several long tunes, which are in the Surrey Chapel Collection. He was passionately fond of music, and felt "his ruling passion strong in death"; for he died a few years since, in the act of setting the Creed to music.' (Psalmo-Doxologia, c1825)

Dixon, Rev.(?) William (c1748)

Contributor of psalm tune 'Buckminster' to first edition of William East's Voice of Melody. Listed as subscriber (with the Rev. title and from Buckminster) in subsequent books from East. His tune is the first in a music manuscript book from Corby (Lincs) -- quite close to Buckminster -- dating from 1753.