1707–1787

1707, Hoddlesden (near Darwen), Lancashire, Eng­land.

Harwood’s early training was as a hand-loom weaver, but he subsequently became a professional musician in Liverpool. His setting of Alexander Pope’s The Dying Christian was enormously popular at one time, and was widely performed at funerals. Harwood’s other works in­clude:

  1. Darwen