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William Walker ( composer ) | William Walker, the composer who first joined John Newton's verses to " New Britain ", to create the song that has become " Amazing Grace "
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Common meter hymns were interchangeable with a variety of tunes ; more than twenty musical settings of " Amazing Grace " circulated with varying popularity until 1835 when William Walker assigned Newton's words to a traditional song named " New Britain ", which was itself an amalgamation of two melodies (" Gallaher " and " St. Mary ") first published in the Columbian Harmony by Charles H. Spilman and Benjamin Shaw ( Cincinnati, 1829 ).
Nicaragua's legal system also is a mixture of the English Common Law and the Civil Law through the influence of British administration of the Eastern half of the country from the mid-17th century until about 1905, the William Walker period from about 1855 through 1857, USA interventions / occupations during the period from 1909 to 1933, the influence of USA institutions during the Somoza family administrations ( 1933 through 1979 ) and the considerable importation between 1979 and the present of USA culture and institutions.
Costa Rican forces followed the filibusters into Rivas, Nicaragua, where in a final battle, William Walker and his forces were finally pushed back.
Together with William Losh, Stephenson improved the design of cast iron rails to reduce breakage ; these were briefly made by Losh, Wilson and Bell at their Walker ironworks.
William Losh of Walker Ironworks had thought that he had an agreement with Stephenson to use his cast-iron rails, and Stephenson's decision caused a permanent rift between the two men.
LeRoy Pope Walker of Alabama was made Secretary of War, after being recommended for this post by Clement Clay and William Yancey ( both of whom declined to accept cabinet positions themselves ).
* 1855 – American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
Initially invited by the Liberals in 1855 to join their struggle against the Conservatives, a United States adventurer named William Walker declared himself king in 1856.
Civil war in Nicaragua and an invasion by filibuster William Walker intervened to prevent the canal from being completed.
* September 12 – William Walker, American filibuster who was briefly President of Nicaragua ( executed )
* November 3 – Troops of William Walker capture La Paz in Baja California and declare the ( short-lived ) Republic of Lower California.
Notable traders, agents, and refugee Tories among the Cherokee included John Stuart, Henry Stuart, Alexander Cameron, John McDonald, John Joseph Vann ( father of James Vann ), Daniel Ross ( father of John Ross ), John Walker Sr., John McLemore ( father of Bob ), William Buchanan, John Watts ( father of John Watts Jr .), John D. Chisholm, John Benge ( father of Bob Benge ), Thomas Brown, John Rogers ( Welsh ), John Gunter ( German, founder of Gunter's Landing ), James Adair ( Irish ), William Thorpe ( English ), and Peter Hildebrand ( German ), among many others, several attaining the status of minor chiefs and / or members of significant delegations.
* 1857-Nicaragua ; U. S. Navy forces the surrender of filibusterer William Walker, who had tried to seize control of the country.
Walker was the son of Irish-born William Walker, a Democratic assemblyman and alderman from Greenwich Village, belying certain accounts of Walker's childhood that stated he grew up in poverty.
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Julian Bream of Britain managed to get nearly every British composer from William Walton to Benjamin Britten to Peter Maxwell Davies to write significant works for guitar.
Though Palestrina represents late Renaissance music well, others such as Orlande de Lassus ( a Franco-Flemish composer who also spent some of his early career in Italy ) and William Byrd were arguably more versatile.
Otello, based on William Shakespeare's play, with a libretto written by the younger composer of Mefistofele, Arrigo Boito, premiered in Milan in 1887.
Famous visitors to Luxembourg in the 18th and 19th centuries included the German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the French writers Emile Zola and Victor Hugo, the composer Franz Liszt, and the English painter Joseph Mallord William Turner.
Spike Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Jacqueline Carroll ( née Shelton ), a teacher of arts and black literature, and William James Edward Lee III, a jazz musician and composer.