Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Knapton, Philip

KNAPTON, PHILIP (1788–1833), musical composer, born at York in 1788, received his musical education mainly at Cambridge, at the hands of Dr. Hague. Returning to York, he followed music as a profession, and lived in that city until his death, on 20 June 1833. He was one of the assistant-conductors at the York festivals of 1823, 1825, and 1828. He composed several overtures, pianoforte concertos, and other orchestral works, and arranged a number of fantasias on well-known airs for pianoforte and pianoforte and harp. His pianoforte arrangement of Lady Nairne's song ‘Caller Herrin',’ and his music for the song ‘There be none of Beauty's Daughters,’ enjoyed considerable popularity.

[Grove's Dict. of Music, ii. 65; Brit. Mus. Cat. of Music.]

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