Tansur, William



Composer and writer on the theory of music; born at Barnes, in Surrey, in 1699. An organist or teacher, he played the organ successively at Barnes, Ewell, Leicester and St. Neots, where he died in 1783. He published The Psalm-singers' Jewel; Sacred Mirth, or The Pious Souls' Daily Delight; Melodic sacra; Heaven on Earth, or the Beauty of Holiness; The Royal Melody Compleat or the New Harmony of Zion; The Royal Psalmist Compleat; The Melody of the Heart; A Compleat Melody, or the Harmony of Sion. He also wrote a New Musical Grammar and the Elements of Musick Displayed.