Born: 1750, Lambeth, London, England.
Died: March 15, 1809, London, England.
Son of a schoolmaster, Gawler was an organist, teacher, and composer.
In 1784 Gawler was appointed organist (with a salary of £63l) to the Asylum for Female Orphans, Lambeth.
He was parish clerk at Lambeth for many years, retiring in 1802.
His Op. 2, a collection of pieces for harpsichord or pianoforte, was published by Preston in the Strand in 1780. Harmonia Sacra, containing psalm tunes, anthems, hymns, and a voluntary, appeared in 1781.
For the Orphan Asylum chapel, he composed music (Op. 16) to ‘Twelve Divine Songs’ by Isaac Watts, and collected the psalm tunes in use there in 1785. He also wrote two sets of voluntaries for the organ and some patriotic songs. His other works include:
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