Johann Friedrich Lampe

1703, Sax­ony.

Ju­ly 25, 1751, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

Can­on­gate Church­yard (East Wall), Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.


Lampe moved to Lon­don in 1724 to play bassoon in operas, and married Tho­mas Arne’s sister-in-law, Is­a­bel­la Young.

He wrote for the for stage, and on theory. He traveled the Bri­tish Isles, being in Dub­lin, Ire­land (1748–49), and at the Can­on­gate Theatre in Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land (1750), and was a friend of Charles Wes­ley.

The monument at Lampe’s resting place reads:

Here lye the mortal remains of Johann Frederic Lampe, whose harmonious compositions shall outlive monumental registers, and, with melodious notes through future ages perpetuate his fame, till time shall sink into eternity. His taste for moral harmony appeared through all his conduct. On the 25th of July, 1751, in the forty-eighth year of his age, he was summoned to join that heavenly concert with the blessed choir above, where his virtuous soul now enjoys that harmony which was his chief delight upon earth.
  1. Devonshire
  2. Dying Stephen
  3. St. Luke

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