Novello, Joseph Alfred

1810-1896

 

Eldest son of Vincent Novello. Best known as a music publisher and manager of the firm, Novello & Co., established by his father in 1812, which business Joseph Novello entered at the age of nineteen. He was the first to introduce the printing of separate vocal parts for choir use, and published classical music at such prices as to make it popular in England. He was a bass-singer, and appeared in oratorios and concerts, and was an organist and choirmaster at Lincoln's Inn Chapel. In 1856 he retired from business and lived the remainder of his life in Italy. He died in Genoa.