1811–1891
Ann Mounsey

Introduction

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Born: Ap­ril 17, 1811, So­ho, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: June 24, 1891, Eng­land.

Biography

Ann was the daugh­ter of vic­tu­al­ler Tho­mas Moun­sey and Ma­ry Briggs, and wife of lib­ret­tist Will­iam Bar­thol­o­mew (mar­ried 1853).

She was a pi­an­ist, or­gan­ist and com­pos­er, and stu­died with Jo­hann Bern­hard Lo­gi­er. After 1828 she played the organ at var­i­ous Lon­don church­es, serv­ing at St. Ve­dast, Fos­ter Lane, for al­most five dec­ades. She al­so per­formed at con­certs and as an ac­com­pan­ist.

In 1845, she was the ac­com­pan­ist at the pre­miere of Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn’s an­them Hear My Pray­er. After mar­riage she taught mu­sic in Lon­don and worked as a com­pos­er.

Sources

Music