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Valentine Snow (c. 1700 – December 1770[1][2]) was the trumpeter for George Frideric Handel.

Valentine Snow
Bornc. 1700
DiedDecember 1770
Occupation(s)Trumpeter,
Primary trumpeter of England
InstrumentsTrumpet
Associated actsGeorg Frideric Handel

In 1745 Snow and his wife Mary had a daughter named Sophia when he was the sergeant-trumpeter to George III.[3] She was trained for a musical career and after she eloped she found fame as Sophia Baddeley.[4]

Snow succeeded John Shore as the primary trumpeter of England during the mid-to-late 18th century, which automatically made him the most respected trumpeter in the country. Many of the trumpet parts in the music of Handel were written specifically for him.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://georgianera.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/valentine-snow/?preview_id=223&preview_nonce=d17ed975a1&post_format=standard&_thumbnail_id=-1&preview=true
  2. ^ Buried at St Margaret's, Westminster, 30 December 1770
  3. ^ "Baddeley, Sophia". System Simulation. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ Highfill Jr, Philip H.; Burnim, Kalman A.; Langhans, Edward A. (1973). A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800: Abaco to Belfille. SIU Press. ISBN 9780809305179.
  5. ^ Famous Trumpet Players: Valentine Snow | Top Brass Trumpets Retrieved 2013-06-07