Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Haite, John James

HAITE, JOHN JAMES (d. 1874), musical composer, was a useful member of the Society of British Musicians, which produced several of his works. His published compositions include many songs; some glees; ‘Favourite Melodies as Quintets,’ 1865; a cantata, ‘Abraham's Sacrifice,’ 1871; an oratorio, ‘David and Goliath,’ 1880; and a pamphlet, ‘Principles of Natural Harmony, being a perfect System founded upon the Discovery of the true Semitonic Scale,’ London, 1855, 4to.

[Brown's Biog. Dict. p. 296; Musical Standard, vii. 290; Musical Times, xvi. 686; Haite's musical works, Brit. Mus. Library.]

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