Walmisley, Thomas Forbes



English teacher, organist and composer, popular as writer of glees. He was born in London; pupil of the Westminster School, under Atwood studied piano, organ and counterpoint. In 1810 he became organist at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, occupied this post for a long time. He was the author of sacred and secular songs; published a collection of glees, trios, rounds and canons; between 1814 and 1856 published a large number of glees, among them From Flower to Flower, Bright While Smiles the Sparkling Wine, The Cheerful Bee, Tomorrow, The Traveler's Return.