Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Glover, Charles William

GLOVER, CHARLES WILLIAM (1806–1863), violinist and composer, was born in London in February 1806. Glover played the violin in the orchestras of Drury Lane and Covent Garden theatres, and was appointed musical director at the Queen's Theatre in 1832. He composed numerous songs, duets, pianoforte pieces, and arrangements. Some of the vocal pieces are semicomic, such as 'Cousin Harry;' while 'Tis hard to give the Hand where the Heart can never be' is a specimen of his once popular sentimental ballads. Glover died on 23 March 1863.

[Brit Mus. Catalogues of Music; Grove's Dict. i. 600; Brown's Biog. Dict. p. 273.]

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