Ann Mounsey

April 17, 1811, Soho, London, England.

June 24, 1891, England.

Ann was the daughter of victualler Tho­mas Moun­sey and Ma­ry Briggs.

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, and in 1853 married its li­bret­tist, Will­iam Bar­thol­o­mew (1793–1867). After her marriage she taught music in Lon­don and worked as a composer.

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