William Crotch(1775-1847), Musician
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As a child, Dr Crotch, the musician and composer, was known as 'the musical phenomenon of Norwich'. He began his professional career as organist of Christ Church, Oxford, at the age of fifteen, and his greatest work was the oratorio Palestine, first performed in 1812. Crotch became the first principal of the Royal Academy of Music in 1822.