Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Harris, Joseph Macdonald
HARRIS, JOSEPH MACDONALD (1789–1860), musician, born in London (Brown) in 1789, was a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and afterwards studied under Robert Cooke [q. v.] Harris published a number of songs, some duets and trios, glees, and pianoforte music; arranged Burgoyne's ‘Collection of Psalms’ (2 vols. 4to, 1827); taught music; and conducted at minor concerts. He died in May 1860.
[Brown's Biog. Dict. of Musicians, p. 303; Grove's Dict. of Music, i. 692.]