A Collection of 5 Autograph Letters Signed, various correspondents, concerning concerts, a performance of Berlioz’s Faust, the competition for the Sterndale Bennett Prize, asking for the words of ‘Boat Song’, arrangements to meet, etc. 5 letters, in good condition, a few minor blemishes, traces of mounting. 1865-1891. John Francis Barnett (1837 – 1916) English music composer and teacher. His Cantata, The Ancient Mariner, was first performed at Birmingham in 1867.