Joseph SMEDLEY [of Trowell]

Photo:Oboist of the 1790s

Oboist of the 1790s

This was before keys were added to the instrument

Instrumentalist, active 1794 - 1815

Doane's Musical Directory of 1794 (1) listed Joseph Smedley  of Trowell in Nottinghamshire as being proficient on the oboe, violincello, violin and bass.

He is further credited as a participant in the Handel concerts at Westminster abbey, and as a subscriber to the New Musical Fund, being named in the annual benefit programme as late as 1815.


1.  DOANE, Joseph "A Musical Directory for the year 1794" (London: Royal College of Music. facsimilie edition, 1993)


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