April 19, 1715, Stanwell, Middlesex, England.

February 10, 1783.

St. Margaret’s, Westminster, England.


After his family moved to Oxfordshire, Nares became a chorister in the Chapel Royal. He later became deputy organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor; organist in York Cathedral (1734); and organist in the Royal Chapel and composer to the king (1756). He received a doctorate of music degree from Cambridge University in 1756. In 1770, the Catch Club awarded him a prize for his glee To All Lovers of Harmony.

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