Collignon, Charles


b 1725, d Cambridge 1785. A physician of French ancestry; Trinity Coll Cambridge, MB 1749, MD 1754. As well as his general medical work he became Prof of Anatomy there in 1753, being described as ‘a perfect skeleton, a walking shadow, nothing but skin and bones…a proper person to represent an anatomical professor’ (quoted by C Knight). He remained in Cambridge until his death and his writings were published posthumously in 1786. No other music is known to derive from this man, ‘the possible composer of one tune’—Historical Companion to Hymns A&M. No.650=969.

Tunes and arrangements by Collignon, Charles

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