Who was who: K

Lampe, Jn. Fred. (fl 1725)

'Some time student at Hulmstadt, in Saxony (his native country), came to England about 1725, adn composed both for the stage and the church.' (Psalmo-Doxologia)

Langdon, Richard (d 1803)

Organist at Exeter cathedral

1774 Divine harmony (P214)

Langhorne, William (fl 1723)

South Lincolnshire psalmodist

1723 A book of the choicest and most select psalm-tunes 2nd edn (P82)

Lawson, J.

'A respectable Missionary at Calcutta, much attached both to poetry and music.' (Psalmo-Doxologia)

Leach, Thomas (1762)

Born in Rochdale in 1762, Leach was a handloom weaver by trade who studied music after work and eventually became a full-time composer, teacher and choir director. He moved to Salford in 1795 and was killed in 1798 when a coach in which he was travelling overturned. He is allegedly buried in the cemetery of Union Street Wesleyan Chapel in Rochdale, and his grave is marked by a stone on which is cut his own hymn-tune called Egypt, a fine monument to a fine composer.

1789 New sett of hymns and psalm tunes (copy: Manchester Library)
1794 A second sett of hymns and psalm tunes (D14); 6 new FTs (copy: Manchester Library)

Source: David Ward (1991) in West Gallery, 2, p. 7. See also the entry in Dictionary of National Biography.

Lees, Edward (fl c1780)

'Clerk to a Chapel in Lant Street, Southwark, about forty years ago. He composed several Hymns.' (Psalmo-Doxologia)

Leman, James (fl 1729)

Inventor of string instrument

1729 A new method of learning psalm-tunes (P96)

Linley, Francis (1774-1800)

'He was a pupil of Dr Miller, of Doncaster; and though born blind, became an admirable performer on the organ, and was the first organist of Pentonville Chapel.' (Psalmo-Doxologia)

[c1797] Linley's continuation of Blands collection of divine music nos 17-20 (P308; sequel to P272)
[c1800] A practical introduction to the organ Op 6 ('9th edn') (P324)

Lockhart, Charles

'The first organist at the Lock Chapel, and author of some of its best tunes. He was dark, we believe, from his infancy. He was also organist of St Catherine Cree, of St Mary, Lambeth, and latterly of Orange Street Chapel.' (Psalmo-Doxologia)

Loder, A. (fl 1798)

Bath composer

1798 A collection of church musick ... Countess of Huntingdon's chapel (P310); 7 new FTs

Luther, Martin (d 1546)

'The great Reformer of Germany, to whom is ascribed the melody of our old 100th Psalm proper. This, with other of his melodies, was afterwards harmonized, in four parts, by Claude le Jeune, a musician among the French Protestants, and by Dr Dowland, in England, whence it was ascribed to both those composers. Many other of his airs, according to tradition, are preserved among the United Brethren and the Protestants of Germany. Luther died in 1546, aged 63.' (Psalmo-Doxologia)

Lyndon, James (fl c1750)

Organist at Wolverhampton, Staffs

[c1750] My God, my God, look upon me (P140)