March 15, 1770, Leicester, England.

November 16, 1853, Leicester, England.

Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester, England.

W. G. Leicester.


Gardiner’s musical gift showed itself early: At age six, he sang a solo at the wedding of his friend’s father. He later learned to play the piano and viola, and as a teenager wrote a march for troops returning from war in America. As his musical tastes matured, he became an admirer of Beethoven and Haydn. He became a member of the Historical Institute in Paris in 1843. His works include:

  1. Belmont
  2. Gardiner
  3. Germany

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