Born: 1767, Birm­ing­ham, War­wick­shire, Eng­land.

Christened: May 17, 1767, Saint Phil­lips Church, Birm­ing­ham, War­wick­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 29, 1822, Birm­ing­ham, War­wick­shire, Eng­land.


By age 20, Stan­ley was the song lead­er at Carrs Lane Cha­pel, mov­ing lat­er with the con­gre­ga­tion to Eb­en­ezer Cha­pel, Steel­house Lane. He was also some­time land­lord of the Crown Ta­vern, Charles Street, and vio­lin­cel­list with the Birm­ing­ham The­a­ter Or­ches­tra.

His works in­clude two sets of tunes, Twen­ty-Four Tunes in Four Parts, cir­ca 1796, con­tain­ing the tunes Shir­land, Stone­field, War­wick, Si­me­on, Wil­ton, Cal­va­ry and Kent. The se­cond book con­tained tunes not now known, but Sut­ton Cold­field and Star of Beth­le­hem were once po­pu­lar.



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