PigOtt, Francis, English organist and composer; b. c. 1665; d. London, May 15, 1704. He was a chorister at the Chapel Royal. By 1685 he was organist at St. John’s Coll., Oxford. After serving as organist at Magdalen Coll., Oxford (1686–88), he was made first organist at the Temple Church in London. He also was named organist-extraordinary (1695) and organist (1697) at the Chapel Royal. In 1698 he was awarded his Mus.B. from Cambridge. With Blow, Clarke, and Croft, he publ. A Choice Collection of Ayres for the Harpsichord (1700).
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