Born: January 17, 1713, London, England.
Died: May 19, 1789, London, England.
Blind from age two, Stanley studied music under J. Reading and M. Greene at Oxford (BMus 1729).
He played the organ at All Hallows’, Bread Street (1724); St. Andrew’s, Holborn (1726–86); and at the Temple Church (from 1739).
He became Master of the Royal Band of Music in 1729.
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